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Miami-Based Defensive End, Randy Charlton, Is Nowhere Near the Recruiting Finish Line

Nearly a half-dozen schools have served up offers to 2018 Miami Southridge defensive end, Randy Charlton.

Miami (Fla.) Southridge is jam-packed with double-digit prospects that will eventually extend their playing careers with schools on the collegiate level, with one being Randy Charlton, a 2018 defensive end that measures in at an intriguing 6-foot-4, 222 pounds.

The three-star prospect isn't quite ready to label one school as the front-runner in his recruitment, but is certainly off to a great start with offers on the table from Mississippi StateIllinoisNebraskaSouth Florida and UCF among others.


"The experience has been wild," Charlton said. "From having one offer from Nebraska during my sophomore year, to having multiple offers during my junior year feels great.

"It has been a true blessing. From the offers I have now, they all are great options, so I haven't really sat down to do all my homework."

The Cornhuskers took a chance on Charlton before anyone else, but the junior says things have slowed down in terms of speaking with Mike Riley's coaching staff.

"I like the fact that they see I have the talent to be able to play on that level," Charlton said of Nebraska. "I have also seen that I can fit into their defensive scheme."

Dan Mullen's staff suffered a kick in the gut late in the process when Deandre Johnson, Charlton's former teammate, flipped to Tennessee, but the Bulldogs are sitting in a good spot early on with this up-and-comer out of Miami-Dade.

"Mississippi State is one of my biggest offers," Charlton said. "They also have a defensive scheme I can fit in. They're not too far away from home, so that's a good thing because my mom doesn't like planes.

"I believe they will evolve me into a better player strength-wise since they are in the SEC."

Charlton has yet to capture offers from Florida and Miami (Fl), but says those schools are currently recruiting him the hardest.

"I'm supposed to visit the Gators for junior day, and also go out to UM," Charlton said.

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