Shorter list for Randle coming soon?

The coach of five-star Texas forward Julius Randle says a shorter list of schools could be coming soon following his star player's official visit to UK and more in-home visits.

Julius Randle's official visit to Kentucky over the weekend drew strong reviews, according to the player's high school coach.

"He really enjoyed it," said Prestonwood Christian Academy coach Chris Mayberry. "I really haven't had a chance to debrief with him too much because we've had more in-home visits around that trip, but he said it was real impressive, especially the new dorms they have right by the practice facility.

"He said the guys on the team were great and the coaches were great. He enjoyed spending some time with them and getting to know them better. Overall, he said it was a very positive experience. He liked everything about it."

Randle (6-9, 235) is rated the No. 4 player overall and the No. 1 power forward in the Class of 2013 by Scout. He is the Wildcats' primary target in the frontcourt for this class, and along with twins Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison, one of many prospects Calipari has targeted in the Lone Star State.

His list currently includes UK, Baylor, Duke, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas, but that could be changing soon.

"He had a visit scheduled with Florida, but that's tentative," Mayberry said. "He has his last in-home with (Gators coach Billy Donovan) tomorrow. We'll see what happens after that, but there may be a shorter list coming up soon."

Randle met with Texas at his home Wednesday night. He played host to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State earlier this week.

Asked if Randle has a number in mind he'd like to trim the list to, Mayberry said, "No. I don't think there's a set number. I just think he'll know enough after this last in-home visit to narrow his list a little bit and go from there. He'd like to get it a little shorter so he can start focusing more on our season coming up."

Randle still plans to delay signing until the spring.

"He's a mature, smart kid," Mayberry said. "He's going to take his time and make the best decision possible."

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