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ESPN 300 safety Kendall Randolph (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln) verbally committed to Kentucky on Tuesday. The No. 284 player in the country chose the Wildcats over offers from Oklahoma, Louisville, Indiana, Arkansas and many others.
Randolph confirmed his decision via text message.
"Kentucky is a program where I feel like I can come in at and make an impact the earliest," Randolph said in the text message. "I've been close with Coach [Mark] Stoops since my freshman year and I feel like he along with the rest of the staff has my best interest at heart & will put me in the best position to succeed on and off the field. A lot of people are sleeping on UK right now. It's time to wake them up #BBN."
Randolph also sent out a tweet about his commitment.
— Slash ⚡ (@xKenJ) January 21, 2014
Randolph is scheduled to visit Kentucky this weekend and Oklahoma next weekend, but the four-star prospect also announced on Tuesday that he was dropping Oklahoma and would not take the visit.
With the addition of Randolph, the Wildcats are now up to 25 commitments, including six ranked in the ESPN 300. Kentucky currently has the No. 19 recruiting class and is still in contention for four-star defensive tackle Matt Elam (Elizabethtown, Ky./John Hardin).