Recruiting: Randle Loves Trip To OSU

"I loved it. It was great. I loved it," said Wichita (Southeast), Kan., standout running back prospect Joseph Randle, who had a front and center seat Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater for ninth-ranked Oklahoma State's 24-10 win over Georgia.

"I wish my parents had been there with me," continued Randle. "I was there with a bunch of friends and some other people. I wish my parents had been there to see it. If they were I might have (pause)... No, I'm not going to go that far yet. I'll just say it was a good experience."

Randle said besides Oklahoma State, which appears to be sitting at the top of his list, he is still considering Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, and Nebraska he said is coming into it a little. He said there are a couple of other schools too that he did not name. He also added Iowa to the list as we were talking.

It was obvious that the Cowboys made a big impression on the athletic, speedy, 6-0, 190-pound running back that also plays safety and corner at Southeast.

"The football part of it was important," said Randle of the unofficial visit to the game. "They ran the football a lot and they have good linemen. I hear they have good, young linemen and some veterans in there too. I think I have a good chance if I work hard enough I can play there."

Last season Randle ran for 834 yards and averaged 5.6 yards per carry. He also caught nine passes for 72 yards and threw for 146 yards in spot duty at quarterback. He also had 61 tackles on defense. He and his Southeast teammates struggled some against powerhouse Dodge City in the opener last Friday as Dodge City won 26-3.

"It's going good. I carried the ball 14 times for 70 yards," said Randle. "They were a good team and we'll get back. We play South (Wichita) this week. I'm playing both way, running back and a little safety or corner, wherever they ask me to play."

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