Student-Athlete Spotlight

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Canyon del Oro’s Emerging LB/DE Chase Randall is running a series of brief stories about Southern Arizona high school senior student-athletes entering this school year. The series, first-person accounts from the student-athletes, continues with a profile on CDO’s Chase Randall.

Chase Randall

School: Canyon del Oro

Scholarship offers: Sioux Falls.

Honors/Background: 4A Southern Arizona Second Team selection last season. Solid as a rock at 6-foot-2 and 255 pounds, tallied 30 tackles in six games last year after transferring from Ironwood Ridge. He had 1.5 sacks, two tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries.

CDO’s Chase Randall should be a Division I prospect according to coach Dustin Peace (Randall photo)

I’ve evolved so much as a player and as a leader since the first time I started playing football when I was 6.

Over the years, I’ve critiqued myself in every area of my game to be the best possible player I can be by the time Friday night comes. I can really look back and see my growth as a player because I’ve never taken my foot off the gas, and I’ve been working and practicing non-stop to be an absolute force come Friday night.

Right now, I’m content where I’m at, but there’s still work to be done and areas of my game that can be improved, and for the foreseeable future, I’ll be working to improve in those areas.

My greatest hope for 2020-21 is to undoubtedly find a way to have a season. Football has had such a major impact on my life and everybody I know. I’m extremely hopeful and confident that they’ll find a way to get us a season.

What I love about my team this year is the leadership we have in the locker room. Last year’s seniors left big shoes to fill in terms of leadership, and I feel like my team is really filling in those shoes. We know we have to be prepared for anything, and with all that’s been going on, the guys have really embraced the change and have found ways to stay conditioned and improved physically.

My future goals are — and have been since I picked up a football — to play college ball and than play in the NFL. My goals will never change because that’s what I want and I’m going to do everything it takes to make sure I achieve those goals.

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