Arizona Wildcats football: Former LSU quarterback commits to UA

2013-12-13T22:18:00Z 2013-12-13T22:39:59Z Arizona Wildcats football: Former LSU quarterback commits to UADaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats added another quarterback to their 2014 recruiting class late tonight.

Jerrard Randall, a former four-star prospect who spent two seasons at LSU before transferring to Northeast Mississippi Junior College, committed to Rich Rodriguez and the Wildcats. Randall is currently in Tucson on an official visit to the UA.

Randall originally pledged to Oregon before his senior year of high school, but ended up signing with LSU on national signing day in 2011. He redshirted in 2011 with LSU and served as a backup in 2012, but never saw any game action.

He decided to transfer after that season and played this past year at Northeast Mississippi. There, Randall played in all nine games and threw for 861 yards and seven touchdowns. He completed just 65 of 152 passes and had 10 interceptions. But the dual-threat signal-caller rushed for 419 yards and six touchdowns.

Randall, originally from Hollywood, Fla., will be brought in as a quarterback, but it’s possible he could be moved to another offensive skill position. The quarterback is expected to enroll at Arizona next month and participate in spring drills with the Wildcats. The recruiting service ranked him as the 14th best quarterback in the country coming out of high school.

He threw for 1,571 yards as a high school senior and rushed for 531 yards. Combined, he had 18 touchdowns.

He has two seasons of eligibility left.

Brandon Dawkins, a California high school product, is the other quarterback in the UA’s recruiting class.

The Wildcats now have 28 commits for 2013 with several of those planning on enrolling next month like Randall.

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

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