He was in Fort Wayne (Ind.) at the Spiece Fieldhouse playing in one of the Spiece tournaments in May. Up against Donivine Stewart and some other prospects from Peoria, Randle took advantage of an opportunity.
The 6-foot-2 guard used that game to officially announce his legitimacy. That was the game that put him on the map.
"I had about 30 against them and coach [Mike] Mullins said I played great," Randle said.
Since that event, Randle has had college coaches following him gym to gym and has picked up a handful of scholarship offers.
"It just came out of nowhere," Randle said about his recruitment. "This time last year I was praying and hoping to be in this position and I thank God that I am now."
According to Randle, Indiana, Illinois, Bradley and Iowa State are the schools that have stepped up with an offer, while Purdue, Ohio State, Florida, Kansas, Wake Forest, Iowa and Wisconsin are all monitoring his progress.
Although he says he's just soaking in everything right now with his recruitment, he has been taken trips to Indiana, Purdue, Bradley and Iowa State, with a trip to Wisconsin set for Dec. 23rd.
"Right now I'm just feeling it out and trying to get comfortable with the schools and make sure that I make the right decision," Randle told Scout.com. "I want to be comfortable where I'm at."
Randle, a great academic student, played in Champaign (Ill.) this past weekend at the Shootout at the Hall and despite losing to Waukegan by 10 points, put together a heck of an effort.
The 6-foot-2, 165-pound standout at Rock Island (Ill.) High went 8-for-11 from the field and scored a game-high 22 points. Showing his versatility, Randle played on and off the ball, and also showcased a developed mid-range game.
"I just bring intensity the whole game," Randle said. "I can shoot the ball, I play defense and I can score. I like to get my teammates involved too."
Randle and Rock Island will be back in action on Firday against Quincy, before participating in the Iowa/Illinois Shootout and the State Farm Holiday Classic.