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Go Big Blue! (Red Velvet, too.)

What is the secret recruiting tactic to luring Julius Randle to your school?

It’s not a box of championship rings. Sorry, Roy.

It’s not a bunch of flyers on his front doorstep. Sorry, Scott.

It’s not a connection with Drake or Jay-Z, although that certainly helps.

No, the secret to making a good impression on Julius Randle is red velvet cake — his mother’s favorite.  We first learned of the red velvet cake in Jason Jordan’s rundown of Randle’s in-home visits back in September, and today Jordan tells us Julius Randle’s mother, Carolyn Kyles, prefers the red velvet cake from John Calipari over all the others.

“All of the coaches know that red velvet cake is my favorite,” Kyles told USA Today High School Sports. “They talk about it more than me. I would have to say that Kentucky has had the best cake so far, but I’m looking forward to trying the red velvet cake at N.C. State this weekend. They say theirs is great!”

Now we need to know where it’s from.  Did Mrs. Calipari make it?  And, if she did, did Cal make it home with the container?  Or is it an Orange Leaf special?  Malone’s, maybe?  Rafferty’s?

We want answers.  We want the cake.  And, most of all, we want Randle.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

13 Comments for Go Big Blue! (Red Velvet, too.)



  1. catfandan
    11:29 am January 21, 2013 Permalink

    I like cake!



  2. catfandon
    11:31 am January 21, 2013 Permalink

    me, too



  3. NCAA
    11:32 am January 21, 2013 Permalink

    thamel and forde, we are waiting for your investigations.



  4. emlang08
    11:37 am January 21, 2013 Permalink

    Thamel is taking a Sabbatical!



  5. Pete thamel
    11:40 am January 21, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll release this scandalous story with no facts tonight.



  6. Carolyn Kyles
    11:43 am January 21, 2013 Permalink

    Coach Cal makes a nice red velvet cake…..which I enjoy eating.



  7. seriously
    11:44 am January 21, 2013 Permalink

    i used to think Randle was a long shot, but now i like our chances with him better than with Wiggins



  8. About Thyme Cafe
    11:45 am January 21, 2013 Permalink

    I have the best red velvet in the world. Stop in at the 2013 Peach Jam and have a piece. 220 Georgia Ave in North Augusta



  9. Rae
    11:47 am January 21, 2013 Permalink


  10. Forever Blue
    11:47 am January 21, 2013 Permalink

    Starting to feel like all these prospects leaning all over the place will start to feel the big blue vibe at the right time late in their decisions and we end up watching Julius and Andrew for a year both donned in Kentucky blue.



  11. Birdteethforlifecardfan
    11:52 am January 21, 2013 Permalink

    Wait til the right people hear about this!



  12. Tim
    12:10 pm January 21, 2013 Permalink

    I sure hope EM doesnt look a this website……he might not like to hear that the ky fans (as represented by the website) feel like he is a back-up option. I can promise you Cal is not telling him that we want you son if TJ goes elsewhere” it probably more lik how old were you when Jon Wall and Eric Bledsoe played for me? Thats what I envision you and EM doing together.



  13. Jim harbaugh
    1:04 pm January 21, 2013 Permalink

    I want cake and I want it now!