Ducks, Randall To Part Ways

Once one of the crown jewels of the 2011 edition of the Oregon recruiting class, it seems as if both the University of Oregon and Hollywood (FL) Chaminade Madonna College Prep four-star quarterback Jerrard Randall are parting ways.

"I'm cleared."

These the words of Hollywood (FL) Chaminade Madonna College Prep four-star quarterback Jerrard Randall, who verbally committed to the University of Oregon in June 2010, only to have his academic standing called in to question as February's National Letter of Intent day for prep football players drew near.

Now allegedly eligible to enroll in school, Randall tells eDuck Sports that despite his verbal commitment to the Ducks, he is reconsidering his options.

And Oregon, it appears, is no longer one of them.

"I haven't talked to no Oregon coach," said Randall via text message Monday afternoon.

"I'm opening up my recruiting."

This news contradicts many published reports posted on the internet Monday that claimed Randall would be enrolling at Oregon pending the NCAA's review of his latest ACT exam, as well as a fax from the university that would include a physical letter-of-intent to be signed by Randall and a parent/legal guardian and faxed back in return.

When asked when he last heard from a member of the Oregon coaching staff, Randall plainly stated "last week", while declining to speculate on the reasons why he has lacked communication with the staff within the past few days.

In November of last year, Randall was suspended following his undisclosed role in an "in-school incident" that caused him to miss a Florida Class 2B regional semifinal game, a game in which Chaminade Madonna lost 28-19 to University School. Randall completed his senior season accumulating 2,102 total yards (1,571 passing, 531 rushing) en route to 18 total touchdowns.

With his recruitment now open, Randall says he is only considering FBS programs. Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami (Fla.), and Ole Miss are the teams now vying for Randall's signature, with Randall indicating that Georgia Tech is the current leader for his services.

Randall was non-committal when asked if Oregon was still in contention for his commitment.

No specific timetable was given for when a decision was to be made, though Randall admitted he'd like to settle on a school "pretty soon."

Randall was rated as the 14th-best quarterback nationally in the Class of 2011 by Scout.com.

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