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Randall signs with LSU

Posted on: March 27, 2011 12:15 am
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Although the verbal commitments for the class of 2012 are well under way this late in March, it took until Saturday evening for the class of 2011 to finally wrap up. Well over a month after Signing Day, Hollywood (Fla.) quarterback Jerrard Randall ended up signing his letter of intent with LSU, the school confirmed.

The former Oregon commitment started looking elsewhere close to Signing Day after he did not make a qualifying test score for the school. He reopened his recruitment and since made the necessary test score to enroll with the Tigers.

"I just signed with LSU...like right now. It is a done deal," Randall told Rivals. "I wanted to find a place I could call home and LSU is that place for me."

Randall was MaxPreps 18th-ranked dual-threat quarterback for last year's class and held scholarship offers from Miami, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and others.

"After I got my score, Oregon told me they didn't have a spot for me and I started looking around at schools," he said. "I started looking around at schools and LSU was one of the first that contacted my high school coach."

Randall is LSU's 23 signee and the third quarterback for the class of 2011, joining Stephen Rivers and junior college transfer Zach Mettenberger.

Comments

Since: May 6, 2012
Posted on: May 6, 2012 3:15 pm
 

Randall signs with LSU

For clarifcation for the ignorant - from LSU's website:
Incoming freshman need a 3.0 GPA and minimum ACT of 22. - whch is pretty much the same as the PAC 12
www.lsu.edu

Yeah I'm sure they make exceptions for athletes, what's your point?  It's a numbers game....you recruit more players than you need because some will transfer or fail out or whatever....too bad Oregon doesn't have the resources to do this.



Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Randall signs with LSU

& I should of added.. no diss intended but Oregon is not one of the better PAC10 schools Academically when you compare to USC, UCLA, CAL, Stanford and even Washington. Sorry Duck fans but its the truth. No pun intended.

Too bad this kid couldn't get in the first go-around to University of Oregon and its sad that he couldn't make the cut to one of the lower 'academic schools' of the PAC10..

LOL



Since: Mar 27, 2011
Posted on: March 27, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Randall signs with LSU

He was accepted at Oregon.  They just didn't have a spot for him.

"After I got my score, Oregon told me they didn't have a spot for me and I started looking around at schools," he said. "I started looking around at schools and LSU was one of the first that contacted my high school coach."



Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Randall signs with LSU... go figure

It's funny this kid couldn't get into a PAC12 school so instead he opted for an SEC school instead.


LMAO



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 10:49 am
 

Randall signs with LSU

"I wanted to find a place I could call home and LSU is that place for me."

"I wanted to find a place that would accept my bad grades."

Fixed.

Not nit picking on any particular race because I'm black.  But It really amazes me when you have to get tutored just to making a qualifing grade for college, which is usually just 15-19 on the ACT unless your grade are terrible. How do you manage to finish high school and cannot score a quallifing grade on a standardized test?

And to clarify do get in most the schools in the Pac-10 you need a 3.0 to not have to submit a standarized test. If you have about a 2.5 your probably going to need 24. I know Alabama so I'll use them. You only need like a 18 on the act and passing grades to be accepted into the school.  Or a 2.0 as a transfer student I honestly have doubts that Alabama even looks much at their applicants because when I applied with a 3.5 as a college junior they sent me a letter after five days.

Oregon probably parted ways because it was not a good idea giving a scholarship to a guy who may not be eligible by his junior year which is when he would have real chance of starting. Sorry I hate when people make indirect shots at schools because they can't qualify.


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