Julian Royal Trims List

It's been a busy summer for all elite high school basketball players and Milton (GA) high school senior, Julian Royal, is no exception. Now, back in school, his father, Charles, continues to co-ordinate his recruiting and talked with scout.com about their upcoming schedule of college visits.

Now that Julian Royal is finished with the summer AAU circuit he's narrowed his list to four schools. "The four schools that we're looking at are Georgia Tech, Georgia, Wake Forest, and Alabama." The Royals aren't ready to name a favorite at this time. "We think it's only fair to give all the coaches a chance to present themselves and their schools."

Now that they've trimmed the list to four schools, the Royals have begun to set up official visits and in-home visits before they make a decision. "It was my idea to have the coaches at Georgia Tech come to our house for dinner on September 9th," said Charles Royal. "I like those guys a lot." Coach Paul Hewitt and Coach Darryl LaBarrie are the Tech coaches that have been invited to dinner at the Royal's.

Following the dinner with Julian and his family, Georgia Tech will host them for an official visit. "Our official on-campus visit to Georgia Tech is October 1st."

Shortly after their visit to Georgia Tech, Julian and his family will be making a decision on his college choice. "I would say the decision will be made the third week in October." Once the decision is made the process should be over. "We think it will end then and to be fair, he is very lucky to have attracted this kind of attention."

In a previous conversation Charles had mentioned that Julian was working on his body this summer along with sharpening some of his other skills. "He's put a few pounds onto his 210 pound frame and he is now just under 6'8".

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