With the spring evaluation period now upon us, there are many Arizona prospects still on the recruiting board, as is common place in the state. With so many prospects still available, no available prospect is receiving more recruiting interest in the state than Shadow Mountain High School's 6-foot-4, 165-pound senior guard prospect Craig Randall.
Randall, a native of Ohio, is coming off a strong senior season for the Matadors, after leading the program to a 23-7 overall record on the season, while averaging 21.2 points, 5.6 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals per/contest. Randall would help lead the team to a strong finish in the Division-II state tournament, and would also earn All-Arizona First Team honors by the Arizona Republic newspaper.
Still uncommitted, Randall is among the nation's hottest available guard prospects currently. Randall has received his share of college recruitment, but is mulling over his options before reaching a decision.
Randall's fatherm Craig Randall Sr. advised me that his son is waiting to see what happens with the many coaches being fired and hired in the NCAA ranks before reaching a decision.
Currently, Randall holds many scholarship offers, which include St. John's, Minnesota, New Mexico State, La Salle, UC-Davis, Louisiana Tech, Portland State, Florida International and UNCW. He is also receiving strong interest from Cal, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Wisconsin, Wake Forest, Saint Louis, Ole Miss, UTEP, San Jose State, Creighton and Saint Mary's.
Randall does not have a clear leader at this point, and is still unclear as to when he will make his college decision. Look for many more offers to begin to pour in for this talented prospect as we near and complete the spring evaluation period.
Randall also still has four official recruiting visits remainning. He took an official visit to UTEP in the fall.
Look for Randall to continue to reel in much more division-I interest this spring. We will continue to follow his college recruitment closely, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Randall is an elusive guard prospect with nice length and athleticism and a quick, left-handed shooting stroke with range. He is capable of making shots from anywhere on the floor, and is at his best with the basketball in his hands - where he is able to create plays off the dribble for himself and his teammates. While his shot selection can be questionable at times, Randall is a deadly scorer that should only improve over time as he matures physcially - like many other players in the high school ranks. Randall is also capable of becoming a lock-down defender, as a result of his length and foot speed. He also has very good anticipation and is able to play passing lanes. He just needs to continue to focus on this area of his game to maximize his potential as a college prospect. A nice looking prospect.