Even though five-star recruit Julius Randle broke his foot back in November causing him to possibly miss his senior season, he’s not going to let it get him down.
It also has not stopped the star player from setting up official visits in the near future. Back in the beginning of October Randle narrowed his laundry list of schools down to six: Kansas Jayhawks, Florida Gators, N.C. State Wolfpack, Kentucky Wildcats, Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns.
After the new year, Randle will be taking official visits to three of those programs, visiting the Wolfpack January 26, the Longhorns February 9 and the Jayhawks February 16. Randle has already taken official visits earlier this year to the Wildcats (September 15) and Gators (October 6). Not to mention Randle took two unofficial visits in late October, one to the Sooners and one to the Longhorns.
Not only is Randle looking forward to these visits, he’s also hoping to not only get back on the court before the end of the season but also play in the McDonald’s All-American game. However, Randle must play in at least half of his team’s games in order to be eligible for the basketball classic. That would put Randle’s timetable to return sometime in the middle of January.
Although it would be nice to see Randle back on the floor with his teammates and even play in the All-American game, I would hate to see him rush a comeback. I would say let the foot heal properly and don’t risk any further injury by coming back too soon.
Once Randle takes his visits we should start to get a clearer picture as to where he will wind up. Right now all six teams seem to be in a dead heat. January 26 with the Wolfpack could really start to get the ball rolling in the recruiting process for Randle.