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Randolph headed to the SEC

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After taking official visits to Texas, Georgetown and LSU, Anthony Randolph has decided to put an end to his recruitment. Late last week, the 6-foot-10, 210-pound small forward from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas, trimmed his list to the Longhorns and Tigers. Just moments ago, Randolph, a five-star prospect, gave the nod to to LSU.
"Yes, Anthony has given a commitment to LSU," said Will Marsaw, Anthony's uncle. "His decision is official and he is headed to LSU. Things have been crazy and hectic around here. It's been an incredible process and we've met some good people along the way.
"I would do it all over again if I had to that," he added. "We've been to some good places and met some great people and coaches."
When the No. 16 ranked player in the class of 2007 originally trimmed his list to four, he had planned to official visit each of the remaining schools on his list.
The plan was to visit Texas on September 8, Georgetown on September 15, LSU on September 29 and Kansas on October 13.
However, Randolph's visit to Kansas never took place. He was ready to decide and didn't want to wait around to do just that.
"I actually stayed here when Anthony went on his official visit to LSU," said Marsaw. "His parents went with him on the trip. I talked to Anthony during his visit and he was having a great time. At the time, he told me that he was really enjoying himself.
"Deciding between LSU and Texas was very tough for Anthony," he added. "He is originally from Arkansas, so there wasn't the same amount of pressure to attend Texas had he been an in-state player. But there was still a lot of pressure on Anthony from outside sources to play for Texas. This was a tough decision for Anthony, but its behind him now, and he is very pleased. All of the schools that recruited Anthony did an outstanding job throughout the entire process."
Anthony Randolph Scouting Report: "Far from a polished prospect, Randolph, a long, athletic lefty, has the tools to be a big time player. He handles and passes the ball proficiently for a player his size. He is constantly a threat to turn a steal or defensive rebound into a scoring opportunity on the other end, and he also has a very nice shooting stroke although his shot selection can be questionable. Not much of a post up player, Randolph does his damage around the basket as an offensive rebounder. The sky is the limit for Randolph if he gets stronger and learns to discipline his game." - Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com
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