Randolph Still Committed

Doug Randolph remains committed to Stanford, but there are a few programs, including Notre Dame, still in the running. IrishEyes.com caught up with Randolph for an update.

If Woodberry Forest (VA) linebacker Doug Randolph ever decides to run for political office he can take the skills he's learned from the recruiting process and put them to good use.

Randolph, who gave a very early pledge to Stanford last summer, remains verbally committed despite visiting a couple of other programs.

"I'm still committed to Stanford," said Randolph. "However, I'm still looking around at everyone else and have visited Notre Dame and UVA (Virginia).

"Right now I'm still committed, but nothing is set until February when I sign on the dotted line."

If there is to be a change in his commitment when does Randolph see something happening?

"I'm not really sure," said Randolph. "Whenever the change happens it happens. I can't really make a prediction on when a change will happen. If I could I would probably make the change now."

While many wonder if visits to other programs are helpful, Randolph feels he's taken something away from each.

"It adds some stuff to it as you see that some schools have some great things to offer," said Randolph. "I went up to Notre Dame and loved it. I also went up to UVA and loved it. I've been to UVA before as my sister went there. But its different going back with an eye looking at if I could really see myself going to school there."

From the beginning Randolph has stressed distance from his family will not be a deciding factor.

"My parents really want me to go to the best school that I can," said Randolph. "So they are willing to sacrifice me being a car ride away so I can be at the best school that I can be at."

Randolph has friend and Irish pledge C.J. Prosise to bounce things off of as well as two other future college competitors staying in his ear regarding his final choice of schools.

"I'm probably talking to Aziz (Shittu) and James Onwualu the most," said Randolph. "Aziz just signed with Stanford and James is a Notre Dame commit for the 2013 class. So I talk with both of them about the same amount of time."

As for his contact with the Irish staff since his visit, Randolph said, "We've been keeping in pretty good contact. We talk every once in awhile and stay in touch using Facebook."

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