Reports this afternoon that Top 5 high school recruit from the class of 2013, Julius Randle, has eliminated NC State from consideration.
Per conversation w/@txboysbasketbal, Julius Randle is no longer considering Oklahoma and N.C. State. That leaves 4: UK, KU, Texas & UF.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 6, 2013
I strong agree with the comments from Wufpacker on our message forums that are re-printed below. You can’t reallyfault much of anything that Randle did in his recruitment and I couldn’t be happier that he eliminated us with so much time remaining in the recruiting cycle.
I have no problem at all with how Randle has conducted himself with respect to his recruitment. He has been very respectful of all the coaches and schools involved and hasn’t made any comments (not publicly at least….none that I’ve heard anyway) that should be taken by anyone that he’s even leaning in a particular direction. He’s been complimentary of all the schools and the visits to them, though some more than others.
NC State clearly needs more depth in the post for next season and there is plenty of time for the staff to go find the right 5th year senior transfer, JUCO transfer or high school recruit.