Several of the West's top players are setting up visits, and taking them, while a few more commit to…
Carroll Changes Plans
Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral athlete Randall Carroll (5-11, 192), who took his first official visit to Cal last weekend, had plans to visit Georgia this weekend, but those have been changed. "I didn't end up taking that visit to Georgia," said Carroll. "I'm going to visit in January sometime, on like the 24th." January will also see Carroll visit another SEC school, as he's planning to visit Florida that month. Carroll's first visit, to Berkeley, received high marks. "My visit to Cal was great, I loved it out there" said Carroll. "Charles Satchell-Germany was my host and I hung out with him, Jahvid Best and Nyan Boateng. Me and Jahvid were talking a lot." And the conversation was heavy on speed, as Carroll and Best are the last two 100m champions in California, Best winning the state title in 2007 as a senior, and Carroll winning it in 2008 as a junior. "Me and Jahvid talked about that a lot. I haven't beaten his time yet, and he reminded me of that, but I'm hoping to do it this year. And I told him that," Carroll joked. Carroll spoke briefly with the Cal sprints coach, Mike Gipson and said they are eager to get him to do both sports. But the majority of his time with the coaches were with the football staff, mainly with Ron Gould, his recruiter, and head coach Jeff Tedford. "Coach Gould said they want to use me like Jahvid in a multi-purpose role, but mainly as a receiver. And I like Coach Tedford a lot, he's a real understanding coach. He's firm when he has to be and not really a yeller. He teaches up his players." Carroll also enjoyed Berkeley. "I loved the area of Berkeley a lot," said Carroll. "If you need, you can go out in San Francisco and have some fun but the school is in its own city and it's peaceful." The soft verbal to USC said he's planning to schedule two more visits, but not sure where. "The other two I haven't figured them out right now but I'm looking at Arizona and Michigan, to maybe set some visits to." In the meantime, Carroll is going to take December relatively easy. "I'm going to lay low now until after the Army Game then let things pick up again," said Carroll.
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