Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports talked to Julius Randle, the second ranked player by Scout in the class of 2013, recently and he seemed to be very pro-UK at this point in his recruitment. Randle told Borzello that he doesn’t have a list, but has taken a few unofficial visits. Earlier this year, he traveled down Tobacco Road seeing North Carolina, Duke and North Carolina State. While Randle told Borzello that about any school you can name is recruiting him, he singled out Kentucky and Texas as two schools that he definitely wants to visit.
Of Kentucky, Randle said, “I like the versatility of the players they have”. He also described John Calipari when talking about what he wants in his ideal coach, “A coach that will push me,” he said. “He’s not going to always tell me what I want to hear, but what I need to hear. Someone that will make me the best player I can be.”
The class of 2013 is shaping up to be the greatest in a long time. Already analysts have said that the top three of Jabari Parker, Randle and Nerlens Noel would be bigger gets than even Shabazz Muhammad in 2012. Not only is Kentucky in a good position with those three, three more players in the top ten, Troy Williams, Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison, are all considering UK at the top of their list with many other top fifteen players listing interest. Not to mention four-star Derek Willis who is set to announce his college choice tomorrow afternoon.
2013 is ready to provide college basketball with one of the deepest hauls in a long time and UK looks primed to claim another recruiting title.