Target 2005: Ted Randolph

After posting a 4.78-second forty-yard dash and a 4.63-second twenty-yard shuttle at North Carolina's Shrine Bowl Combine, while owning a 6-foot-4, 250-pound frame, its no wonder Davie (N.C.) County tight end Ted Randolph has been fielding interest from nearby coaching staffs.

"I have been offered by [North] Carolina and Clemson," remarked Randolph. "I'm seeing interest from Virginia Tech and Tennessee, too."

Randolph did not participate in blocking drills, but he held his own in one-on-one passing drills where he displayed amazing quickness for a man of his size, while also showing commanding strength and the ability to shield defenders from the pass.

The offer from the Tar Heels has Randolph eying Chapel Hill, and while he thinks highly of UNC, he wants to first evaluate how the program fares this fall.

"I think they have potential," he said. "They had a good recruiting class [last year]. I'm looking forward to seeing how they do this year and that will influence my decision a lot.

"It depends how well their team comes together," he continued. "Their academics are good, and that is a big thing for me right now. Right now it all depends on how their team comes together and how they do next year."

Randolph proclaims all teams are equal in his mind and is reluctant to name a favorites list at this time. He does, however, plan to use a lengthy summer camping schedule to narrow things down before the season.

"I think I'm just going to go to the camp of all the interested schools," he said. "Virginia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, and Tennessee, and I think I'm going to go to [North] Carolina's camp, too."


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