June 8, 2010

Four-star QB focused on Ducks

The spread option offense as run by the Oregon Ducks requires a throwing quarterback who can run. He has to be able to throw the entire route-tree to take advantage of the swarms of receivers. He has to run to keep the numbers in the box to Oregon's advantage.

The Ducks know what they are looking for in a quarterback, and given their strong recruiting draw, can be selective. So far in 2010, the Ducks have extended two offers at the position, one to Brett Hundley, and now to Jerrard Randall.

Duck Sports Authority spoke with the Hollywood, Florida standout and asked him whether he had received an offer yet from Oregon.

"Yes," he replied. "As soon as I visit I'm going to commit. Coach Kelly told me I had to wait until I visited."

Ranked the 11th dual-threat quarterback in the country, the 6-foot-2, 190 pound athlete said one of the biggest reasons he plans to choose Oregon is the offense.

"I like the offensive style and I think I'm a clone of Dennis Dixon."

Normally such a claim merits skepticism, but on film it is clear Randall has a valid point. His strengths do seem to mirror a young Dixon with a strong arm and fluid running. He also appears to have one of Dixon's early needs, better accuracy.

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