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Oct 022012
 

Julius Randle is the No. 1 player in Rivals.com’s class of 2013 rankings.
PHOTO: The Shiver

Julius Randle is down to six schools — and Duke isn’t one of them.

Randle’s high school, Prestonwood Christian Academy, tweeted Tuesday that the top 2013 recruit has narrowed his list to Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, N.C. State and Kansas. Duke and North Carolina were among the schools cut from the list.

Prestonwood athletics official Vicki Morgan confirmed that the updated list was correct in a phone interview with the Herald-Leader. Randle’s mother, Carolyn Kyles, also confirmed the news via text message.

Many considered Duke to be UK’s main competition in the race to land Randle, who Rivals.com and 24/7 Sports ranks as the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2013. One of Randle’s best friends, five-star recruit Matt Jones, has already committed to the Blue Devils.

But Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels tweeted Tuesday that “it will be overhyped that Duke & UNC aren’t on Randle’s list. They weren’t considered favorites. My take … UK, Florida & Texas are in hunt.”

Randle made a trip to Kentucky for his first official visit, which corresponded with the school’s Alumni Game last month. He’s scheduled to take an official visit to Florida this weekend.

Florida’s Billy Donovan coached Randle over the summer on the USA’s gold-medal winning U-18 team at the FIBA Americas tournament in Brazil. Randle added Florida to his list of schools after playing for Donovan.

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  2 Responses to “Julius Randle cuts Duke, North Carolina from his list”

  1. Now Randle would be a UK lean for sure. How are those 31 rings looking now Roy?

  2. Ben said I would stay off but I set between him and the players for the Alumni Game and he and Mays hit it off great and I know exactly where all his rumors of a soft verbal came from. One thing I do know with absolute certainty all the coverage about negative recruiting started with ROY W . I heard the whole story straight from there camp. I’m not saying he made the taking the money statement but we have emailed and I have been subtle about where and how I have my info. Even though I have never put anything that was not right on in my post. Anyway I told you in my email I would stay off here but UK fans need to know the truth. Let’s see if I’m right about Thursday.

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