Unsigned recruit: Julius Randle
Breaking down the recruitment of the No. 4 prospect in the ESPN 100
Julius Randle (Dallas/Prestonwood Christian) may be facing the most unique recruiting situation of anyone in the Class of 2013 as we head toward the spring. Not only is the No. 1 power forward and No. 4 overall prospect tough to peg -- our seven recruiting experts spread out their predictions among three schools -- but he's dealing with a fractured foot that will likely sideline him for his entire senior season.
One thing is certain, however: When healthy, Randle is an absolute specimen blessed with perhaps the best combination of skills, size, athleticism and sheer will of anyone in the country. And despite the injury, the battle for him this winter and spring between his six finalists -- Texas, Kentucky, Florida, Kansas, NC State and Oklahoma -- will be intense.
Here's how our RecruitingNation basketball experts see Randle's recruitment playing out, complete with what makes him special, freshman projections in college, decision factors and predictions on where he'll choose.
Editor's note: This is the third in a series breaking down the recruitments of the nation's top uncommitted seniors. Our first installment looked at No. 2 prospect Jabari Parker (who has since committed to Duke), while the second breakdown was on No. 1 recruit Andrew Wiggins.
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