Shrine Bowl: Randall Having Fun

ROEBUCK, S.C. -- While his future is at offensive tackle, Morgan Randall will play one last game as a defensive lineman – the Shrine Bowl.

On North Carolina's Shrine Bowl squad, Randall, a 6-foot-6, 245-pounder from Greenville (N.C.) Rose, is caught in a rotation where he is fighting for a starting role at one of the three defensive tackle spots. While the competition is stiff, Randall is enjoying himself.

"It's just a lot of fun," said Randall. "Everybody on the d-line – and really everybody on the team – they're all great guys and it's just a lot of fun to be here."

Off the field, Randall, who committed to North Carolina in July, is also having a good time getting acquainted with his future Tar Heel teammates.

"It's great," said Randall. "It's really a lot of fun to hang around those guys knowing that they are going to be on your team next year. It's kind of a preliminary gathering to get to know each other."

Randall also continues to develop his relationship with the Tar Heels' coaching staff.

"About every night now [I talk to the UNC coaches]," said Randall. "It used to be once a week, but it's been a little bit more lately. We [Rose High School] went so far in the playoffs, they called and checked up on that, and now I'm at the Shrine Bowl they're calling to see how that's going, too."

Firm in his commitment, Randall will only officially visit Chapel Hill. Randall is slated to take his official trip the weekend of January 13th.

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