Stillwater News Press

October 30, 2012

Stillwater Sports Minute: Randle familiar with Kansas State players

By Jason Elmquist
jelmquist@stwnewspress.com

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle will be renewing an old rivalry in Saturday's contest against Kansas State.

Randle, who grew up in Wichita, Kan., is familiar several of the Wildcats on K-State's roster and said he is looking forward to see them in action first hand.

"There's a lot of guys that I kind of new from back home and then around the state you kind of know who the best players are and you may run into them once or twice," Randle said. "I know guys like (wide receiver) Chris Harper very well and (running back) DeMarcus Robinson (both of which went to Wichita Northwest). So there's a bunch of guys on their team that I know."

There is one Kansas State player Randle is all too familiar with - linebacker Arthur Brown, K-State's leading tackler. Brown went to high school at Wichita East, while Randle was playing for Wichita Southeast.

"Arthur Brown is a friend of mine and he's a guy who can play football," Randle said.

Randle gave some insight into Brown, and the fact that the All-Big 12 First Team linebacker and preseason All-American isn't much of a trash talker.

"That's not even his style. He's the type that will knock you down then try to help you up," Randle said. "He definitely doesn't do much trash talking."

Randle and Brown actually went to Bristol, Conn., together to tour the ESPN Campus prior to the season to showcase some of the Big 12 talent.

"We had a good time with that," Randle said. "That was fun."