South Alabama RB Coming Off Big Year

A report is featured on a 2008 running back prospect from the state of Alabama.

Daleville, Ala.--In his first year playing football for the Daleville High School Warhawks, Jonas Randolph was impressive.

A transfer from Chiefland, Fla., High where he started as a sophomore, the 5-8 1/2, 185-pound running back rushed for 1,292 yards last fall and won the respect of his coaching staff for his work ethic on and off the field.

A recent visitor to Auburn's first senior camp of the summer, he stood out as one of the better athletes at the event with his quick feet and cutting ability.

"I feel like I did real well at the Auburn camp and I am positive about that," he says of the two-day even that attracted prospects from across the southeast. "I started off a little shabby, but everything got better after that."

Randolph got some personal attention from Auburn running backs coach Eddie Gran at the camp. "Coach Gran talked to me a little bit and he said I have potential and all of that good stuff," says the running back whose team runs a Wing-T offense.

His coaches note that off the field that Randolph is a good student, is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a team player. "We are going to be pretty young this year, but I think we should have a decent team," says Randolph.

The rising senior is working on adding size and strength this summer. He has good speed with a best clocking of 4.5 in the 40-yard dash and 11.0 in the 100 meters.

His visit to Auburn was the first football camp he has attended and so far he hasn't received any scholarship offers, but that is likely to change if he duplicates his 2006 performance during his senior season.


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