By Joe Henricksen
The recruitment of Rock Island star Chasson Randle, who plays his club basketball with the Illinois Wolves, will likely be the longest of all the stars in the Class of 2011. While many of the top players in the class have committed and a couple of others could be ending things soon after July, the Randle recruitment is expected to play on with a host of schools in play.
The talented 6-2 combo guard has been a mainstay with the U.S. National Team for his age group the past two years and is currently playing in Germany this week. And the coaches are following. A pair of Big Ten assistant coaches -- Purdue's Jack Owens and Illinois' Jay Price -- who have been in the mix with Randle for quite some time have joined him in Germany, along with Stanford assistant coach Mike Schrage.
This has been a recruitment that's been a tough read for many as the sharp and mature Randle has taken his time in researching and figuring out just what is the best fit for him as a player and student.