2013 Intro: Julius Randle

Julius Randle was impressive in Akron (Ohio) this past weekend. That talented 2013 prospect already has four scholarship offers and has taken a handful of visits.

There's been a buzz building about 6-foot-8, 215-pound Julius Randle for quite some time.

Over the weekend at the King James Shooting Stars Classic we were able to track down the talented 2013 prospect and find out what the buzz was about. After watching him twice, we walked away, like many others, wondering if he was the top prospect in the class.

With that said, Randle didn't think he was on top of his game.

"I didn't really have my game going today and I saw my teammate Matt had it going so I was really trying to defer to my teammates on the perimeter but I didn't have my best game on," Randle said after a game late Saturday night.

Despite not playing up to his standards, Randle looked every bit of an elite talent in the 2013 class. The Plano (Tex.) Prestonwood Christian Academy standout said he tries to diversify his game.

"I like to have an inside out attack," he told Scout.com. "I can drive to the basket or post up. If it's open I can hit the three too."

People in Dallas are already hyping him up to be the next big prospect out of the area. Dallas basketball expert Glenn Smith, of Metroplexhoops.com, is already raving about his talent.

"Randle is one the most intriguing prospects in the state regardless of class and looks to be the next big then out of Dallas following the departure of LeBryan Nash next year," Smith said.

The scholarship offers are rolling in for Randle, as Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri have offered, while Kentucky and North Carolina are showing strong interest.

"It's started a lot," Randle said of his recruitment. "It's pretty heavy right now. My teammate Zach just committed to Kansas so it's getting a lot tougher right now, but I try not to think about it too much."

"They've all come to our practices a lot," he added.

Randle, who has already taken unofficial visits to Texas, Missouri, Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas, said despite the early interest, that a commitment is the last thing on his mind.

"I can't really tell you now," he said about his recruitment. "I'm just worried about playing right now. I haven't really thought about committing yet."

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