Rundles said, "At first I wanted to stay in the Midwest, my mom has always been going to all my games since I was little, but my mom said as long as I'm happy in Montana than that's what she wants."
Rundles was also being recruited by Western Michigan and Central Florida and was close to going to Western Michigan and staying in the Midwest. When he visited the University of Montana he was impressed with the players and coaching staff there.
"The players were excellent and the coaches were outstanding. Coach (Larry) Krystkowiak reminded me a lot of my high school coach and we got along great," Rundles said.
Rundles, a 6-foot-1 point guard, started on varsity as a freshman. Not only has he had success in basketball but he was also a star wide receiver on the football team. During his junior year he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in football that forced him to miss half of the basketball season.
"My junior year I hurt my shoulder and I missed half of the basketball season. A lot of teams that were interested in me went away, but Montana stuck with me and I liked that," Rundles said.
One of those teams that made early contact with Rundles was Michigan State. Rundles said that coach Izzo did show interest in Rundles and made early contact with him before the shoulder injury occurred.
Michigan State now has three players committed, Isaiah Dahlman, Raymar Morgan and Tom Herzog. The Spartans are still looking at Leon Freeman for a fourth player to complete their 2006 recruiting class.
When asked about the other MSU recruits, Rundles was quick to comment on high school rival and good friend Isaiah Dahlman.
"Dahlman is a really good player. I played against him a lot in high school and lost to him last year in the state championship game," said Rundles.
Rundles may have to run into Dahlman again sometime this season as the two Minnesota prep stars close out their high school careers during their final year.
"Michigan State is getting a great player in Isaiah Dahlman," said Rundles.