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— Michelle Gardner (@MGardnerSports) August 9, 2017
After not getting any offers as a junior, Don Lugo offensive lineman Chris Randazzo decided to take matters into his own hands. He got a personal trainer and spent the summer going to camps and showcases.
It paid off as Randazzo, a 6-foot-8, 330-pounder, has committed to the University of Oregon.
He visited that school twice and also took a trip to Fresno State which was the first Division I school to extend an offer. Others later came from Washington State, Arizona State, USC and Utah.
Randazzo chose the school based largely on his relationship and faith in offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal, previously an offensive line coach at Alabama. He also was overwhelmed by everything he saw on his trip.
He said the school made an offer after seeing him at a Nike camp at Cerritos College over the summer.
“It felt like a home there,” he said of Oregon. “:It was impressive, very high-tech, everything you’d expect Oregon to be and more.”
Randazzo was eager to make a decision so he could focus on his senior season. The Conquistadores will try to repeat as Mt. Baldy League champions. They are also coming off a berth in the CIF Division 8 semifinal and will be moving up a class to Division 7.
“I really want to be able to sit back and enjoy this season without having all that pressure,” he said.