DEFENSIVE linemen Mazio Randall, left, and Amarie Archer.
#By RENALDO DORSETT
#Tribune Sports Reporter
#IN their debut season of college football, Mazio Randall and Amarie Archer have made an immediate impact as freshmen with the Dodge City Community College Conquistadors.
#Both defensive linemen are two of the latest in the pipeline from The Bahamas to the Miami International Academy programme.
#Dodge City has struggled early on with losses in their first two games of the season but Randall found the stat sheet early with three tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against nationally ranked. No.2 Iowa Western Community College Reivers.
#He added another tackle the following week in a 38-10 loss to the Coffeyville Red Ravens.
#Archer has recorded a tackle in each game in limited minutes thus far.
#Randall, 6’4” 300 pounds, played on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball as a senior at Miami International.
#He chose Dodge City, in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference of the NJCAA over offers from South Alabama in the Sun Belt Conference, Kentucky Christian, and Webber International University in the NAIA.
#“One of the most unselfish kids I ever coached, Randall was a starting defensive tackle the last two seasons but has made the move to offensive tackle to help the team,” said Miami Prep’s Mike Tunsil.
#“College coaches, he can play offensive tackle, defensive tackle, or strongside defensive end at the next level. Randall is one of the best interior players in South Florida.”
#Archer is a 6’4” 320 pound versatile offensive lineman that has played centre, guard, and tackle at Miami Prep but has played defensively thus far in Dodge City.
#He previously received offers from Webber International University and Florida Memorial University.
#“I’ve coached some good offensive teams during my coaching career. All Sun Belt, All MEAC and All Ohio Valley,” Tunsil said.
#“I have three good senior offensive linemen that have all conference potential. Kaylin Smith, Mazio Randall, and Amarie Archer.”
#Both players join a Dodge City programme that also welcomed new offensive coordinator Richard Dorceus under head coach Terry Karg.
#Dorceus, a Florida native, was a former offensive linemen at Howard University where he racked up several postseason honours, including Howard Offensive Lineman of the Year twice, MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Week four times, and second-team All-MEAC in 2005, and also served as a team captain two seasons.