Newspaper Article Titled: Linganore RB lands offer No. 1
Dave Lomonico MDHigh.com Publisher
It was quite fitting that Linganore running back Dwayne Randall landed his first scholarship offer from Army last weekend. After all, it was Memorial Day weekend and Randall has been in an ROTC program for the last three years.
“West Point is just a terrific school – a very prestigious school — and I’m definitely happy to get the offer,” said the 6-foot-1, 194-pound Randall. “I am just a little stunned right now because it is my first offer. But the whole military regiment is something I can get used to. I’m excited.”
Randall spoke with Army assistant coach John Brock on Saturday night. Brock called and told Randall he liked the way he could make an impact on both sides of the ball.
Randall played primarily at fullback at Linganore because that’s where he fit into their scheme. But he’s versatile enough to play a few different skill positions, including linebacker, running back and even strong safety.
“Coach Brock was telling me he liked how hard I work and how I’m not afraid to hit or get hit,” Randall said. “He said I looked like an athlete and said I had the potential to play anywhere on the field.”
Which position does Randall prefer?
“I just love playing football,” Randall said. “Just put me on the field and I’ll play anywhere.”
Interestingly, Army is also recruiting Randall for their track team. Randall runs the hurdles at Linganore and recently placed fourth in the state in the 110-meter high hurdles.
Although West Point is quite appealing and is offering Randall a lucrative package, the Linganore Stalwart said he’s not ready to commit just yet. He’s receiving interest from a number of Division I schools and wants to see “what’s going to come in” before deciding.
“I’ve heard from a few different places like West Virginia, Boston College, Rutgers and Navy,” Randall said. “I think Navy may be offering me very soon. And Boston College wants me to come up for their one-day camp and they’ll decide whether to offer me then. We’ll see what happens.”