Carroll Continues to Look Around

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral receiver Randall Carroll, who committed to USC almost a year ago, says he remains committed to the Trojans, but is keeping a close eye on a handful of other schools...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral athlete Randall Carroll (5-10.5, 185) is continuing to look around, despite being a commit to USC.

"I'm still a commit to them and everything, but I'm still looking around," said Carroll. "Right now, I'm looking at Georgia, Florida, Colorado and Texas A&M. They've all offered me. I don't even know what position they want me specifically for. I'm trying to see if coaches will let me play on both sides of the ball. Right now, if I had to pick a position, it would be corner."

Carroll, ranked 10th nationally as a receiver by, said that those four schools, along with the Trojans, are the main schools he's focusing on.

"I still have somewhat of an interest in Cal and UCLA, and may look at them some, but for now, those are the five schools that I'm really focused on."

Last week, Carroll was in Florida at the FBU camp, and he said players from several of those schools were making their pitches.

"It was a nice camp and it was nice to get away from everything. We had a lot of fun. Guys from Florida and Georgia were telling me I need to go there. And the SC guys were saying to stick with it. I can see myself going down there, down South, and playing. I will be taking my official visits and plan to visit there."

Colorado has been a recent candidate for Carroll's services, thanks to an impact recruit they signed a year ago.

"My thing was, if Darrell Scott went there, there must be something really good about them. Coach (Eric) Kiesau is who I've been talking with and he's been real nice. He's making it sound like a great place to get out there and take a visit too," said Carroll.

Carroll is planning to take all five of his official visits, but said that nothing has changed with his commitment to USC.

"I'm still committed there and I'd sign tomorrow with them if it were Signing Day," said Carroll. "I'm just trying to get a look at some other schools."

Carroll committed to the Trojans last September, as he began his junior year, and he thought he was done with recruiting. But with more schools interested in him, and his continued ascent up the recruiting boards, it's not been as quiet as he anticipated.

"It's been a little stressful, just because I had committed. But I'm looking forward to Signing Day and getting this overwith," said Carroll.

Wherever he ends up, Carroll fully expects to run track. And whichever school signs him will get one of the elite track athletes in the country.

Earlier this spring, Carroll became only the fifth prepster in California state history to win both the 100m and 200m in the same year in the state meet.

"I never even did track like that until high school, I was always, and still am, football first, and track second. It's too far away to think if I were to give up football for track. But I'm looking forward to the Olympics and watching some of the track on television," said Carroll.

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