Randle Breaks Down Recruitment

Chasson Randle has taken the necessary steps. He narrowed his list, took his visits and now he's trying to come up with a decision.

Chasson Randle took his three visits. He visited Illinois, Purdue and Stanford. He met with the coaches and got to know the teams. Now it's nearly time for Randle to make his collegiate decision.

"It's been great," Randle said. "All three schools showed me a good time out on campus. I spent good weekends with them and it all went well. It's made this decision tough for me. I'm enjoying it and hopefully I can come to a decision real soon.

If Randle, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound combo guard out of Rock Island (Ill.) High, had to decide today, could he?

"I do have the information, but it definitely would be a tough decision and something that would be hard for me," he responded.

This past weekend Randle took his final official visit. He spent time in Champaign (Ill.) with Bruce Weber for their midnight madness festivities.

"They have been consistent in recruiting me since the end of my freshman year," Randle said. "I feel like the team there is going to be great. There's also opportunity there. Like all three schools, I feel like coach Weber is a great coach and there is a lot of opportunity there as far as winning and that's important."

Randle said Purdue was the second school to jump into his recruitment. Matt Painter's skill development is one of the things that has caught Randle's eye the most.

"Coach Matt Painter has been consistent recruiting me too," Randle said. "Shortly after Illinois started recruiting me they came in."

"He's really established himself as a good coach and a guy that has been developing guys like E'Twaun Moore, Robbie Hummell and JaJuan Johnson into a All-American players," he said.

Johnny Dawkins and his staff at Stanford have been aggressively recruiting Randle for quite some time as well. They pushed their strong academics with him and that sticks out to Randle.

"Coach Dawkins has been my recruiter throughout this whole process, through the past two years," Randle said. "They've really made a hard push for me. "

"They've been to every single game I played this summer and academically they are one of the best in the world, so that's a plus," he added. "They're young, but as far as basketball goes they are going to be good also with the talent they have there."

Now that his three official visits are complete a decision could from Randle anytime, but he hasn't set a date.

"I don't have a set timetable for when I'm going to decide," Randle said. "I'm in the process of talking it over with my family and coach Mullins and trying to come up with a decision when the time is right."

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