Senior DB Kendall Randolph of Tallahassee thought his days of involvement with USC were over last month when the Gamecocks turned their attention to another cornerback, Chris Lammons. But Lammons committed to Florida and the Gamecocks have reopened the lines of communication with Randolph.
He heard from recruiter Kirk Botkin last week via a text message. "From what I know, they are still interested," Randolph said. "Coach Botkin was checking in on my season. I'm focusing on school and my team right now and will do recruiting after the season."
Randolph has not been to any games yet but will go to nearby Florida State for some, and he will go to the LSU-Alabama game. He also wants to get to Louisville and Miami.
As for USC, Randolph said he remains interested. "I haven't really moved on," he said. "But I haven't really evaluated where I'm at with the schools."
Randolph said he's hearing a good bit from Stanford, Louisville, Miami and North Carolina. They have also offered along with South Florida, Florida State, Auburn and Georgia.
Randolph had 7 interceptions last season and has one so far this season.