Randall Carroll Looking at Florida

Randall Carroll is one of the most explosive players in the nation. He has been a Southern Cal commitment since September 9, 2007 but is clearly keeping his options open, and the Gators are in the hunt.

At 5-10.5, 185-pounds and arguably the fastest player on the West coast, plenty of coaches would love to land a player of his caliber. Randall Carroll is currently ranked the No. 9 best wide receiver according to Scout.com and some think he could be as high as No. 2 before it's all said and done.

From Los Angeles (CA) Cathedral High School there isn't much he can't accomplish on the football field. Running back, wide receiver, defensive back Carroll has the ability to do it all. As far as which position he will play at the next level depends on where he ends up. Carroll has been a hot topic as of late on the message boards and more than a few of you have asked for an update.

"I talked to Coach Gonzales just the other day and it went great," Carroll said. "I think the plan right now is for him to take an in-home visit with me and my mom to discuss with her and I the official visit date that we plan to set up."

"I talk to Coach Meyer just about every time I speak with Coach G as long as Coach Meyer is in the offices."

A lot of potential recruits from the offensive side of the ball have taken notice of what Tim Tebow and the rest of the offense has been able to do and Carroll is no different.

"They are so fast on offense and that was the first thing that I noticed," he said. "They get the ball to the playmakers and not only that but get it to them in space and that's what I do so that's really why I am looking at them right now."

My Take:
Carroll went on to say that some days his mom wants him to go away to school and other times she wants him to stay closer to home. Carroll now has a new baby brother so things have been hectic around the Carroll household but his interest in the Gators is genuine to say the least. As the case with so many other potential recruits the parents play a very important role and this case is no different. The fact that he still mentions the Gators at this time without stepping foot on campus is a very positive sign indeed. The in-home visit and the official visit will determine whether or not Randall Carroll is a part of the Florida Gators in 2009. On a side note, Carroll is one of six finalists for the Army All-American Player of the Year Award with Dre Kirkpatrick. Apparently they have six finalists, two in Los Angeles with Carroll and Kirkpatrick, and two in New York, one of which is Xavier Nixon. The Gators truly do recruit the best of the best.

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