It is important for prime time high school football players to find the lineup sometime over their sophomore campaigns. It isn’t important to us particularly, as we are thrilled to give a player his props regardless of when he arrives at the party but the college recruiters seem to ascribe some import to it.
Ryne Randall certainly has done that. He is a class of ’24 prospect who has found himself repping on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
He principally played at offensive guard over his sophomore year. We like him along the interior next level and maybe even at offensive center were he willing to make that move further inside.
Randall is 6-0 and tips the scales at 265. He made the All-Sky Conference 2nd team this past season (Small school division 1A-3A). His play along the front was superb, see for yourself.
He fires off the line well and explodes into engagement with good leverage and a powerful punch. We would like to see him run his feet longer and develop more ability to block multiple levels and play in space. We feel these are the attributes the colleges are waiting to see.
Right now he is an effective first level blocker who locks on his target well. As we go forward we would like to see him drive defenders through the whistle. No body wants an interior OL who ends up watching the action.
Randall is accomplished in the weight room. He is already a 315-pound bench presser and a 405-pound squatter. The squat exhibits bend and flexibility to go along with power and explosion so we relish young OL with good squat statistics.
We don’t know where this one’s frame finishes. If he could squeeze another three inches out of his height you could well be looking at a FBS guy. Regardless, there is a level of competition at which this young player both can and will thrive. We can’t wait to see how this all finishes.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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