“I was very excited,” Randolph said of the Auburn offer. “Being a top-notch SEC school and one of the best in the nation, it just feels really good.”
A 6-5, 270 pounder with very good feet and athleticism for a young player already so big, Randolph has added more and more offers as coaches come through Bob Jones this spring. That was the case again on Friday as Tim Horton and Will Muschamp spent time at the school with the offer coming soon after.
“It’s huge for me to get the offer,” Randolph said. “Auburn has been one of the best SEC schools to play and being offered by them is a big accomplishment for me.”
Putting Greg Robinson into the NFL two years ago as the No. 2 pick overall is reason enough for offensive tackles to life what the Tigers have going on under J.B. Grimes, but when you throw in Gus Malzahn’s offense it’s something that Randolph said fits him well.
“I know they play fast and they like to run the zone,” Randolph said. “That’s what I like to do. They just go really fast and play fast, that’s what I like to do.”
With no early favorites in the process, Randolph said he’s just taking his time with everything and wants to check out the schools on his list to get to know them better. That includes Auburn even though he has a family history at Alabama. While some would consider him a lock to wind up in Tuscaloosa, Randolph said he wouldn’t have any problems playing for the Tigers down the road.
“That doesn’t matter at all,” Randolph said.