Four-Star WR to Visit Sun Devils This Week

Randall Carroll still considers himself a commit to USC, but he has also been in the process of exploring his options. One of his possible destinations could be Arizona State, as the 5-11 185 wide receiver takes an official trip to Tempe this weekend. Devils Digest talked to Los Angeles Cathedral HS Kevin Pearson about the recruitment of his star player.

"It's all about coach Yarbs," said Pearson referring to Arizona State receivers coach Eric Yarber who is recruiting Randall Carroll. "Randall has a good relationship with him and coach Yarber is the main reason why he's coming to visit this weekend. Randall respects him a lot."

ASU's Pac-10 foes Cal and UCLA, have already received visits from Carroll. The wide receiver visited the Bears on Nov. 22nd of last year and last weekend he tripped to UCLA.

"Randall has always liked Cal," said Peterson, "and he has a cousin that plays at UCLA and he knows a lot of players there."

USC, the school he committed to back on Sep. 14th will receive a visit from Carroll on the 23rd of this month. Oklahoma will be his last official visit on January 30th.

"He still sees himself committed to USC," explained Peterson, "but he also wants to see what else is out there. He likes all the schools that are recruiting him, and they are all doing a great job recruiting him and giving him their sales pitch. For a young man to hear all that stuff…it makes his decision very hard."

Consequently, the timing of his verbal commitment, whether he firms it up with USC or de-commits in favor of one of his other suitors, could come later than some may have expected.

"He asked me the other day ‘do I have to sign in signing day?' that tells you right there how hard the decision will be for him."

Carroll tallied 564 yards receiving and four scores for the 8-3 Phantoms, and rushed for 543 yards, averaging 7.44 yards a carry, and scored two touchdowns. Cathedral lost in the first round of the playoffs.

The wide receiver played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and was nominated for the player of the year during those festivities. Carroll is considered to be one of the fastest, if not the fastest, players in the nation, running a 10.5 in the 100-meters.

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