Campus Corner

Top recruit Randle reflects on visit to Kansas

LAWRENCE — Kansas target Julius Randle, one of the top frontcourt recruits in the class of 2013, is nearly a week removed from his official visit to KU. A 6-foot-9 power forward, Randle was in town last weekend for Kansas’ victory overTexas, which featured Mario Chalmers’ jersey retirement ceremony at halftime.

A senior at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, Randle is keeping

a blog of his senior season

for USA Today. He reflected on his trip to Kansas, which included a broadcast of ESPN’s College Game Day, in his latest update.

“… [W]hen I walked in the fans went absolutely crazy,” Randle wrote. “Those fans were really loud. I mean those fans were just crazy. They might’ve been the best fans I’ve seen. They chanted all throughout the game and they were loud. I heard it pretty loud at N.C. State, but these guys were just loud.”

On Sunday, Randle said he toured KU’s facilities and met with the program’s academic advisors. He also met KU strength coach Andrea Hudy.

“She’s just a beast, man,” Randle wrote. “She’s the best I’ve seen. I would love to work with her. Just seeing how she does stuff is crazy.”

The visit ended on Sunday with dinner at KU coach Bill Self’s house.

“That was a great visit,” Randle wrote.” Kansas really made a big impression on me. I know I’d have a legit chance to win a national championship there.”

Randle is the No. 2 overall recruit in the country, according to He previously visited Kentucky, Texas, North Carolina State and Florida. He'll likely wait until at least mid March to announce his decision. 

Here’s the full blog post at