Veritas Christian’s Preston Randall will walk on for KU football

Veritas running back Preston Randall (44) runs in a touchdown in the second quarter during the Veritas Eagles' playoff game against the St. Mary's Crusaders in Lawrence on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

Preston Randall, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior from Veritas Christian School in Lawrence, will walk on for the Kansas football team next season, is reporting.

Randall had several Div. II offers, while Oklahoma State and Tulsa also had interest in him as a walk-on.

“I’ve been a Jayhawk fan all my life,” Randall told “I knew it was where I wanted to play. I’m really excited about it.”

Last season, Randall rushed for 26 touchdowns while also racking up 81 tackles on defense.

Randall said he expected to be placed on the offensive side of the ball at KU.