Four-star offensive lineman Kendall Randolph is opting to forego a number of scheduled official visits, choosing instead to end his recruitment and honor his verbal commitment to Alabama’s class of 2017.

According to, the 6-4, 310 pound native of Madison, Al. arrived at his decision after an in-home visit earlier this week from Tide coaches Nick Saban and Brent Key.

Randolph initially committed to Bama in July of 2016, but as recently as the beginning of the month and the U.S. Army All-American game, he was still planning on official visits to Auburn and Florida.

That, however, changed on Monday.

“I shut down my recruiting,” Randolph said. “So I’m not doing anymore officials besides Alabama’s. It’s just time to get serious.”

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Randolph joins a bevy of the state’s top recruits in staying home to play college ball, including three-star cornerback Kyriq McDonald, five-star defensive end LaBryan Ray, the nation’s top SDE recruit, and four-star wide receiver Henry Ruggs.

According to 247Sports composite rankings, Randolph is the country’s No. 21 OT and the No. 9 overall recruit in the sate of Alabama. Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan and Clemson were among his many scholarship offers.


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