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Randall plans to visit in the fall

The Sunshine State has turned out a handful of the nation's premier quarterbacks for the 2011 class. Hollywood's Jerrard Randall, ranked by Scout.com as the No. 19 passer in the class, is yet another Florida name to add to LSU's watch list.

Jerrard Randall is one of the most athletic quarterbacks in the Sunshine State, and when the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder is in rhythm, his arm can put him alongside the country's elite.

As a junior Randall led Chaminade Prep to the state semi-finals, passing for 1,700 yards and rushing for 1,074 yards en route to a 32-touchdown season. He was named Second Team All-State in 2B and selected as First Team All-Broward County.

The attention from programs that came with the production was immediate, and Randall turned the constant contact into over 25 college scholarship offers.

"Coaches have been in and out of here the whole year, especially during the spring evaluation period," Randall said. "It's been pretty crazy."

Just last month, LSU came into the fold – and quickly jumped into the three-star prospect's top-five.

"To be honest I don't know all that much about LSU right now, but I talked with coach Crowton and one other assistant, and they said I would be able to know everything after I see the campus and facilities on a visit," Randall said. "I have never been to Baton Rouge before, but I'm looking forward to it."

The offer, which Randall called a "big surprise," was received via fax during the end of the evaluation period.

"I was up at school a couple of weeks ago and my head coach called me into his office with some good news," he said. "He told me that LSU had called over to offer and had sent the letter. I definitely want to find out more, because I know it's a big time scholarship to have."

Throughout his recruitment Randall has favored Florida and Oregon, though the Gators, who have already landed a pledge from Oviedo, Fla.'s Jeff Driskel, have not extended an offer.

Focused on five teams, Randall said that his summer plans, minus a flight to New Jersey, remain up in the air.

"Oregon has asked me to get up there and visit the campus, but I haven't booked anything," he said. "The only thing I have planned right now is the trip to Rutgers. They are one of the five teams I'm really looking at, as well as LSU, Oregon, Georgia and Florida.

"I'm not sure if I'll make a trip to Baton Rouge this summer or the fall for a game, but I already told my family that it was something that I should do. If I see the LSU campus and meet the coaches and things fit for me, then who knows."

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