Rutgers Offers South Florida Quarterback

Rutgers offered another quarterback recently, and this one went to a dual-threat quarterback in South Florida. The 6-fooot-2, 185-pounder said he has been hearing from Scarlet Knights receivers coach P.J. Fleck recently. The player talks about what is going on with his recruitment, a few of the recent stops he made, and what he knows about the Scarlet Knights.

Sometimes in the recruiting game, an offer is cast in case something unforeseen happens in the recruiting process.

It is why Rutgers offered Chaminade Madonna Prep of Hollywood, Fla., dual-threat quarterback Jerrard Randall and a scholarship late last week.

Whether the Scarlet Knights can get heavily involved with Randall, who holds offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon and West Virginia remains to be seen, but receivers coach P.J. Fleck will get a chance to make his mark. He is in South Florida this month, and Chaminade Madonna is on his list of schools to hit.

"I just know Rutgers is in New Jersey. I don't know much about it,'' Randall said. "There's a coach that is contacting me all the time on Facebook. He's coming by the school.''

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Randall recently visited Florida and Ohio State, where he attended a combine.

"(Florida) is a great school,'' Randall said. "They showed me a lot of love. Ohio State, it was all right. I went up to a camp. I met all the coaches and stuff the day of the camp.''

Randall recently told he could make a decision after spring practice this month, but that may no longer be the case.

"I don't have a leader right now,'' he said. "It's just open to everybody.''

Randall threw for 1,700 yards and 14 touchdowns and ran for 1,074 yards and 18 scores as a junior.

In deciding on a school, he hopes to play early and find a school with his intended major.

"I'm looking for a chance to start, chance to play,'' he said. "I want a good academic program. I know what I want to major business management. I want to own my business.''

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