Randall wants to compete

Quarterback Jerrard Randall signed with Arizona with every intention of winning the starting job. Read on to see what he feels he adds, why else he signed with the Wildcats, and more.

Northeast Mississippi Community College quarterback Jerrard Randall is arguably the biggest enigma in UA's 2014 recruiting class.

Blessed with a strong arm and tremendous speed, the 6-foot-1, 188-pound Randall looks every bit the part of an elite prospect.

Before trekking the junior college ranks, these tangibles led him to commit to two high-profile schools in Oregon and LSU.

Arizona chose to recruit him for this class due to his ability to affect the game in multiple ways.

"They made it a point to let me know that I have the kind of ability to get out on the field and make an instant impression," Randall said. "Coach likes that I can really move but that I can also get the ball down field. I'm a true dual-option."

Randall believes he is stepping into an ideal situation.

"When you look at the players coming back, especially at the receiver position, it's something that any quarterback would want to play in," he said. "These guys have played at really good schools and are just all-around good players."

In addition, Randall is excited about the fact that there will be an open quarterback competition.

"You look at the quarterback position and there is going to be an open competition and coach wants it to be intense," he said. "These guys can play, so it will be on me to go in and really perform, but going to a place without a returning starter is a nice thing I got going."

Physically, Randall feels he is ready to compete at a Pac-12 level.

"I'm thin, but I am strong and being a little older has helped me better take care of my body," Randall said. "When I think about how much harder I work now, I'm really a different type of player and that will show when I get out on the field."

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