Randle Camps at SMU

Rodney Randle camped at SMU recently and told Adam how he liked it and what the SMU staff had to say!

After Devine Ozigbo cut SMU from his list, the Mustang coaching staff needs to find another running back for the 2015 recruiting class.

One potential target is Ozen tailback Rodney Randle, who just camped at SMU.

"I just went to their camp two weeks ago. It went well. The coaches made it competitive. It was probably one of my top performances. A lot of the coaches came up to talk to me afterwards," Randle said.

Among the coaches who came to talk to Randle were Dan Morrison, his primary recruit, and SMU head coach June Jones, who liked what he saw from the rising-senior.

"He was talking to me about my performance, telling me to stay in contact with them, just talking about recruiting and stuff, telling me how the recruiting process is going for them and such," Randle said.

One of the things Morrison likes about Randle is the versatility he would bring to the Mustangs' offense.

"Coach Morrison said if I were to go to SMU they would probably put me in the slot because of my speed (4.35 40-yard time) and my body size (5-foot-9, 175-pounds)," Randle said. "And he said my film shows that I can run between the tackles and outside so if I went to SMU he said I'd play the slot and get plays at tailback."

Randle's speed is what makes him such an intriguing possible addition to this SMU class. Randle, who runs sprints for the Ozen track team, and SMU commit and speedster Billy Ray McCrary could run circles around the competition together.

Morrison attended a couple Ozen practices this spring to watch and meet Randle and since then the two have communicated by e-mail. Randle contacted the SMU coach a week ago.

Though he did not get the chance to tour the entire campus, Randle liked all of the football facilities he saw while at SMU's camp.

"It was really nice. Everything about the weight room and locker room, I liked," Randle said.

These are just a few of the things that Randle likes about SMU.

"I like the academic program, I like Coach (Dan) Morrison, it's a pretty good football program," Randle said.

Randle is being recruited by Utah, UAB, New Mexico, and Southeastern Louisiana. None of the schools have offered Randle yet, though Southeastern Louisiana has told him that an offer will soon be "on the table."

Randle says the quality of coaches at a school and the graduation rate of its football team will be the two key factors for his decision.

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