Randolph leads No. 1 PBS

Parkview Baptist skates into the fall as the preseason No. 1 in Class 3A. The Eagles won all the marbles in 3A two years ago by knocking off a Patterson team that included LSU RB Kenny Hilliard. Last year, PBS led eventual state champ St. Charles Catholic before the Comets rallied to win by three in the semis. The Eagles are led by bruising RB Hezekiah Randolph (also a baseball star).

"I've been involved with summer league baseball at Parkview Baptist," said Hezekiah Randolph. "We laid an egg in the quarters in baseball, but I feel like we definitely had the best team in the state.

"I batted .300 with five homers and 10 to 15 stolen bases. In baseball, it seems like I have the best chance at an offer from Ole Miss. They're always around the school during the recruiting periods when they can come. I would love for it (offer) to happen."

Randolph talked about football programs showing interest - or that he's interested in.

"Georgia Tech has sent me invites to several camps," he said. "I would love for anyone to offer. I hope UL (Ragin' Cajuns at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette) offers me. That would be a great thing. I would be open to playing both sports there."

What does Randolph think about PBS garnering the No. 1 preseason billing in 3A?

"It's hard to live up to a No. 1 ranking," he admitted. "We're always hitting the weight room. You dread it sometimes before-hand but you feel good when it's over -- and it pays off.

"We're looking great up front. Mason Hitt (PBS alum and former Louisiana Tech football player) is our new d-line coach. Our coaches make football fun. I didn't like football as much before I got to Parkview Baptist. The coaches make it fun."

Full details on our 3A rankings coming soon, including more information on Parkview Baptist standouts.

Randolph does well in the classroom.

"I have a 3.2 to 3.3 GPA," he said. "I want to get it up to 3.5. I made a 23 on the ACT and want to increase that score to 26 to 28."

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