The Kentucky Wildcats continue to recruit at a higher level under head coach Mark Stoops.
Three-star safety Kendall Randolph committed to Kentucky on Tuesday.
The 5’11, 170-pound Randolph is considered the 32nd best cornerback prospect in the class of 2014, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. However, he is considered a four-star prospect by ESPN and has an impressive offer sheet that includes the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners, among others.
Randolph attends Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida. While there, he built an excellent relationship with Stoops and defensive coordinator D.J. Elliot. Stoops and Elliot served as the Florida State Seminoles’ defensive coordinator and defensive ends coach from 2010-2012.
“With Kentucky, Coach Stoops was like my best friend when he was at Florida State. With him going [to Kentucky], nothing has changed with us. He’s just at a different program,” Randolph told Chris Fisher of 24/7 Sports. “I’ve developed a good relationship with Coach [Derrick] Ansley and Coach [Bradley Dale Peveto]. That’s really what it comes down to.”
Randolph is Kentucky’s 25th commitment in the class of 2014.