Wrestling With Everything But His College Decision

One of the most highly touted prospects that will sign with Wake Forest on Wednesday is tight end Ted Randolph of Davie County. With offers from Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, and others, Randolph had his choice of schools. The Davie County native decided to be a Demon Deacon, however.

"Yeah, I'm definitely signing with Wake tomorrow," Ted Randolph said Tuesday night. "I just got off the phone with Coach Lambert about 10 minutes ago. We normally chat about once a week. Tonight, he was just calling to see what time I was going to send it in."

"I'll sign on the dotted line around 9:30," Randolph continued. Among the other Davie County prospects signing with schools today include Cooter Arnold with North Carolina and D.J. Rice with Coastal Carolina.

Though Randolph is excited about signing with the Deacons, he is currently in the middle of a run towards a state championship in wrestling. "It's going a lot better than I thought it would this year," said the 6'4, 250-pound tight end. "Last year I had knee problems but this year I've gotten in the groove a lot better than I thought I would and I'm meeting my expectations."

Randolph is currently 9-1, but has wrestled in just half of Davie County's matches this year as he shares a weight class with last year's 215 pound class state champion who also attends Davie County. "This past week, we actually wrestled in practice best of five and I won three of four," Randolph said. With the win, Randolph will have the opportunity to win a state individual wrestling title as well as a team title.

Randolph believes that a state title is not out of the question for him either. "I wouldn't be satisfied with anything less."


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