Fresh off big recruiting weekends

Waco Midway is off to a 6-0 start and a big reason why is because of 2012 safety Shakiel Randolph. The 6-foot-5, 190 pound junior has nearly 40 tackles and two interceptions halfway through the season.

Waco Midway is off to a 6-0 start and a big reason why is because of 2012 safety Shakiel Randolph. The 6-foot-5, 190 pound junior has nearly 40 tackles and two interceptions halfway through the season.

Coming off their bye week, Midway downed Waco last night 43-7.

"We came, we saw, we conquered," replied Randolph on his Facebook page. "The team is doing pretty good right now."

Last year, Midway finished 9-3 on the season. Randolph earned "Sophomore District Player of the Year" honors. Things are going even better in 2010.

"Nothing has really changed for me this season, besides the fact that I'm better at reading the pass this year," said the junior safety who at one time was thought to be moving to linebacker this year. "The coaching staff was talking about me giving them a little more run support. It didn't matter to me, as long as I got to hit someone. They decided to keep me where I was at."

Randolph is coming off two huge recruiting weekends. Two weeks ago he was in Arkansas for their matchup with Bama. Last weekend, he was in Dallas for the OU/Texas game. All four schools are currently recruiting the junior.

"It has been a blast. You get treated really well. It's something I have always dreamed about," said Randolph. "They were both huge games. Arkansas should have won against Alabama. OU definitely came to play. There were a lot of people there. It was crazy."

So what will go in Randolph's decision down the road?

"Academics will be the biggest thing for me when I'm looking at where to go. The second, how I fit into that team's scheme of things," said the 2012 safety. "I also want a place with a nice campus atmosphere. I have to be there for four years, maybe the rest of my life. So it's important to me. "

With the recent changes by the NCAA, Randolph will have to wait until September of next year to get an official offer. While it has changed some 2012 player's plans, it won't affect Randolph.

"It doesn't really change my plans any. I was going to go through the process no matter what and wait a while. I don't want to make a decision too early," said the junior. "I want to enjoy the process."


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