Patience will be critical for the fans of the six schools recruiting Julius Randle. Persistence will be critical for the coaches recruiting him. One of his six schools had a coach at his high school this morning.
Randle is a lefty with a lot of game
Kansas assistant coach Norm Roberts visited with Randle at his Plano (Texas) Prestonwood Christian High School.
With three official visits left after trips to Kentucky and Florida, Randle definitely plans to use on of those visits to watch a Kansas game this year.
North Carolina State is likely to get one of those visits as well for its game against North Carolina. Texas is a possibility for the last visit.
On October 27, Randle will unofficially visit Oklahoma for its football game against Notre Dame.
The big question is whether or not any of these six schools is beginning to separate itself from the field. The answer is both yes and no.
"It switches back and forth all the time," Randle told 247Sports. "One day it is Kentucky. Then it is Florida or Texas. And then Kansas or N.C. State or any of the teams on my list. It switches so much that now I don't even worry about it. I just want to watch the teams play this year."
A student of the game, Randle will be watching his six schools closely this season as he gears up towards a spring decision. The 6-9, 250-pound forward wants to win big and also flourish individually as a freshman.
"I'll be studying these teams closely," he said. "I'm looking for a place where I can win a national championship as a freshman and a place where I will be pushed to be the best player I can be. I want to play for a coach who will let me be me, let me do different things on the court and be a versatile player."
One thing fans don't have to worry about with Randle is their team scaring him off by bringing in other talented players. A recruiting roll like Kentucky is on is more of a positive than negative for Randle.
"Fore sure I want to play with great players," he said. "It makes the game easier for me, and my goal is to win a national championship."
A physically imposing player with a versatile and high skill level, Randle is the No. 1 ranked prospect by 247Sports and is currently ranked No. 2 in the 247Composite.