Jeremy Randle Talks about Recruiting

Jeremy Randle, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Minneapolis (MN) De LaSalle, is one of the state's top two-sport athletes in the Class of 2008. Randle helped lead the Islanders to the Class AAA title in basketball as a sophomore and was named first-team 2007 Minnesota Associated Press All-State as a running back. recently caught up with Randle to learn the latest.

Jeremy Randle said that he is getting some recruiting interest after an outstanding senior season, which saw him finish with over 2,200 rushing, 26 rushing touchdown and four returning scores.

"I'm getting a lot of looks from a lot of Northern states. My dad has been doing a little recruiting down south because he knows a lot of coaches like Florida A&M, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and schools like that."

Randle said that he has not had much of an opportunity to check out colleges yet.

"I have not had time, but I am thinking that in January or February, I'll get down to some campuses."

Randle said that his recruitment is still developing.

"No offers yet. I've had some coaches going through talking to me like North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Northern Iowa."

Randle admitted that switching to basketball has affected his football conditioning, but he said that was not necessarily a bad thing.

"I know for basketball, it has helped my conditioning. We practice in the mornings about everyday, so after school I try to lift for two hours. That has helped me out for basketball and football."

Randle said that he has high expectations for this year's Islanders' basketball team.

"We are young right now. Obviously, we are not all together on the same page, but all our teams have been like that. We won it two years ago and started out bad, but we picked it up at the end of the season, so hopefully we'll do that."

Randle has already thought about a possible major in college.

"I'm thinking about majoring in sports medicine because I would like to stay involved in sports and I love science."

Randle said that he does not have a favorite school yet.

"It does not really matter to me, but preferably, I'd love to go somewhere warm and get a different kind of climate."

"Randle said that he would be willing to listen to a Big Ten walk-on opportunity.

"It depends where the school is. If I was to walk-on, I know that I would have to work even harder to make the team. I would not mind doing that. I talked to Minnesota about that and Wisconsin a little. Minnesota said that I could probably walk-on. and Wisconsin said that I could probably redshirt my freshman year and give me a feel for the Big Ten."

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