September Kansas visit likely for Randle

With Sept. 24 and the "Legends of the Phog" alumni event just a few weeks away, some of the top recruits in the country are beginning to turn their eyes to Lawrence, Kan. with visits on their minds - recruits such as Class of 2013 star Julius Randle.

Scout.com's No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2013, Randle - a versatile 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward from Plano (TX) Prestonwood Christian Academy - last visited the Kansas campus in October for season-opening festivities in 2010.

Though plans haven't been completely finalized as of yet, the elite big man told Phog.net Thursday he was likely to be in attendance Sept. 24 for the star-studded alumni game.

"I haven't been in a while and I want to visit again," Randle said. "It's just a great event that's going on there, so I want to be able to see it."

Along with virtually every elite program in the country, the Jayhawks have been diligent in their pursuit of him on the recruiting trail. With Head Coach Bill Self and assistant coach Danny Manning running point, they've kept in steady contact with Randle, making the magnitude of their interest clear.

"They're after me really hard," the athletic Texan explained. "I'm still really interested in Kansas, and they're still interested in me."

In the event Randle does make an unofficial visit in the coming weeks, it appears he'll do so with close friend and teammate Zach Peters, a Kansas commitment in the Class of 2012.

With a college decision not even a dot on the horizon yet - he plans to take his official visits before deciding anything - Randle said his status remains wide open. However, he did note that the opportunity to play with Peters would likely be at least a small factor in his mind.

"I want to play with Zach in college," he said. "Me and Zach are really good friends. But when it comes down to it, it's just going to be about what's the best fit for me."

Randle recently took an unofficial visit to TCU. Aside from the potential trip to Kansas, to date no other fall visits have been scheduled.


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