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DaQaul Randall, a two-star outside linebacker from Palmetto, Fla., committed to Louisville Monday over Rutgers, Indiana and Iowa State. Randall, 6-0, 230, spoke with InsideTheVille.com about his choice.

DaQaul Randall, a two-star outside linebacker from Palmetto, Fla., committed to Louisville Monday over Rutgers, Indiana and Iowa State.

"It was a great choice for me," Randall told InsideTheVille.com. "I love all the coaches and the team. It's a great program, with great academics. My whole family liked it, and they're really happy I'm going to play for Louisville. I've got family that lives close to Louisville. It's just a great choice."

Louisville was Randall's first offer and Strong's staff, led by assistant Kenny Carter, have developed a strong bond with the talented Palmetto H.S. linebacker.

"The Louisville coaches don't sugar coat anything and tell you like it is, that's what I was looking for in a school," Randall said.

An intelligent and aggressive linebacker, Randall recorded 86 solo tackles, 17 tackles for loss, nine forced fumbles and an interception despite missing three games with a knee injury. In 2009, Randall made 122 tackles and nine tackles for loss.

"I'll likely play middle linebacker," Randall said. "My strengths are blitzing the A-gap, reading the guards and knowing what's going on before the play even begins."

A former high school teammate of Louisville wide receiver Damian Copeland, Randall, who has not visited UofL, said he plans to visit Louisville as soon as possible.

"It will feel like home," said Randall. "I'm probably going to call Copeland today and talk to him about it [decision]."

"I'm firmly committed," Randall added. "There's no other school that I want to go to."


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