Talented Young Tackle Checks Out AU Campus

Class of 2017 football prospect Kendall Randoph talks about his visit to Auburn.

Huntsville, Ala.--Kendall Randolph, who is expected to be one of the top class of 2017 football prospects in the state of Alabama, visited Auburn over the weekend and notes the Tigers are a team of major interest.

“I spent time with the coaches and they brought me to Coach (Gus) Malzahn’s office and I had a conversation with him,” said the six-foot-five, 275-pound offensive tackle from Bob Jones High School.

“They took me around campus and showed me around,” he said. “They took me by the stadium and showed me how they are putting in the new jumbotron. It is a great place.”

Just 16 years old, Randolph said that improving his footwork is a point of emphasis as he prepares to play offensive tackle this season. However, he will be glad to line up wherever needed. “I am a football player,” he said. “Wherever coach needs to play me, I can get the job done.”

Randolph picked up a scholarship offer from the Tigers in May and other colleges would like to sign him, too. “My SEC offers are Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi State and Ole Miss,” he said. “I have Louisville from the ACC plus offers from Alabama A&M, New Mexico State and Eastern Kentucky University. I think that is all of them.”

At this stage of his recruitment he points out that he doesn’t have any favorites even though his brother, Levi Randolph, is a basketball standout at Alabama.

He noted that having an older brother who has been through the recruiting process is a plus. “He helps me out and tells me what is important,” the junior said. “He said it is academics first and without that you don’t have anything.”

Randolph has two younger brothers. Asked who is the best athlete in the family, he said, “I don’t know. It may be the youngest. My little brother Alex, who is four, he is very athletic.”

The prospect said he doesn’t have any time frame set for when he wants to chose a college. This summer his focus is working on his fundamentals in both football and basketball to be ready for the upcoming seasons at Bob Jones High.

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