Safety Randall Transitions into a Dual Threat

Woodland Hills safety Harry Randall is interested in four schools. Most colleges view the two-star safety as a defensive player. This season, Randall takes over the starting quarterback job and looks to attract college coaches in more ways than just one.

PITTSBURGH - Woodland Hills' senior Harry Randall, a two-star safety, has no set plans for any unofficial visits during the season. Instead, Randall is concentrating on his final season and his new role as a starting quarterback.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Randall said Georgia Tech, Michigan, Penn State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia are the five schools on his list.

"Pittsburgh is still reaching out to me and sending me letters," said Randall. "Pitt like all of the other schools is looking at me as a defensive player. Georgia Tech, Michigan, Penn State and West Virginia also send me letters here and there."

Teammate safety Trevon Mathis visited Pitt this Monday for the home opener against new ACC rival Florida State. Randall said he considered attending with Mathis but did not receive any letters from Pitt about the game.

Randall's focus is no where near the 2014 season, instead it's all about this season. In the home opener on Friday, August 31 against Upper St. Clair, Randall took his first snaps at starting quarterback followed by a transition to safety in the following series.

Randall and the Wolverines took the lead early with a 7-0 start in the first quarter, but the heat eventually took its toll on both teams by the second half. With players starting to cramp up towards the end, only one question remained, which team would outlast the other?

"I needed the experience of playing on both sides of the ball," said Randall. "It was a wake up call for not only myself but for the entire team. I think as a whole team we need to get in better shape.

"In the second half we wanted to come out with more energy. We at least stuck together as a team and fought it out until the end."

While both sides fought hard until the last minute, the game was decided by a bad snap to Randall and a fumble recovery by Upper St. Clair. The No. 1 Woodland Hills lost to No. 2 Upper St. Clair, 16-10.

"My expectation is to win every game from here on out," declared Randall. "I know we will play better against McKeesport next Saturday.

Stay tuned to FOX Sports and for the latest on Harry Randall and his senior season.

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