He didn't take any more trips. He didn't waver. From that day forward, Randle was a Cowboy.
"I had planned to visit Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and other places," Randle said. "But I didn't want to go anywhere else.
"When I said I committed to OSU that weekend they beat Missouri, I felt like it was the perfect fit."
Randle finalized his intention on Wednesday, signing his letter of intent to play at OSU early in the morning before holding a signing ceremony at Southeast High in the afternoon.
A versatile player, Randle could be a great fit for new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen and his system. A four-star recruit on Rivals.com and Scout.com, Randle is a slashing runner with excellent vision and size who can excel catching the ball.
"He can catch the swing passes, screen passes, he can catch the deep ball too," Southeast coach Gary Guzman said. "He's very talented."
It would have been easy for the 6-foot, 180-pounder to take a look at the Cowboys roster and decide to go elsewhere. Senior Kendall Hunter was an All-American as a sophomore and freshman Jeremy Smith has shown signs of being a playmaker.
Randle saw OSU's depth at running back as a positive. He knows if he is going to achieve his goal of playing in the NFL, the competition would only make him better. He has a quiet confidence in his ability to become a playmaker.
"More competition makes you better," he said. "I feel like I can compete with anybody. I'm just going to go in there and work my butt off."