Julius Randle Will Play Host For a Number of In-Home Visits This September

By Paul Seaver

It has been a busy week for 2013 power forward, Julius Randle.

Fresh off winning the Under Armour Elite 24 dunk contest last Friday, Randle then made the decision to cut his list of schools down to ten on Monday.

Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Florida, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Kansas remain in contention for Randle, who is widely considered as one of the top prospects within the class of 2013.

In fact, Rivals released an updated version of their top-150 rankings on Tuesday, upping Randle to the No. 1 overall spot, jumping ahead of Illinois-native, Jabari Parker.

All this news aside, Randle continues to look ahead and the month of September is beginning to take shape for the 6-foot-9 forward.

Randle will play host to five schools for in-home visits beginning on Sep. 9. As of right now, these are the only in-home visits that have been planned.

Kentucky and North Carolina State will visit Randle on Sunday, Sep. 9, while North Carolina will take its turn on Monday, Sep. 10. The schedule continues on Tuesday, Sep. 11 with Duke and ends with Kansas on Wednesday, Sep. 12. Jerry Meyer of 247Sports was the first to tweet the news on Tuesday.

Five visitors in four days will certainly be enough to keep Randle busy, and that’s only half of the schools that remain on his radar.

While in-home visits certainly make it easier for recruits, each prospect is also given five official visits per NCAA rules. Randle has one planned thus far, a trip to Florida on Oct. 6. It will be interesting to see if Randle trims his list even more so before he decides to plan his other four officials.

Randle, who ran with the Texas Titans on the AAU circuit, has been reportedly leaning towards making an announcement and signing in the spring, rather than the early period in November.


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