Will it be Stoops vs. Stoops for one of the top defensive backs in the country?
Four-star prospect Kendall Randolph said last week that Louisville and Kentucky had distanced themselves from the rest of the pack in his recruitment, while at the same time noting that it might hurt the Cards’ chances if Charlie Strong were to leave for Texas.
“When you switch coaches like that, nine times out of 10 the coaching staff is going to switch, so they would be bringing in a new staff that I’m not familiar with,” he told Rivals.com. “But we’ll see how it goes.”
Strong has since left for Texas, which would seem to be good news for UK.
But over the weekend, Randolph tweeted that he spoke on the phone with Oklahoma assistant Bobby Jack Wright and later said that he picked up a scholarship offer from the Sooners.
Oklahoma is coming off of an impressive victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.
Randolph has made no public plans to visit Oklahoma, though he is scheduled to take an official visit to U of L on Jan. 17 and one to UK on Jan. 24.
The 5-foot-11 prospect from Tallahassee, Fla., is considered a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and ESPN. Rivals ranks him as the No. 26 cornerback in the senior class.
Kentucky currently has 24 commitments for the Class of 2014. Coach Mark Stoops said last month that the staff plans to sign 28 players in this class. National signing day is Feb. 5.