CBB Recruiting: Could Julius Randle's UF Visit Lead to Gator Greatness?

Doug BrodessCorrespondent IOctober 6, 2012


Julius Randle is taking his official visit to the University of Florida this weekend, according to Eric Bossi, recruiting analyst for Rivals.com.

Randle, Rivals' No. 1 high school player in the Class of 2013, is being joined by No. 6 Chris Walker (6'9" PF) and No. 7 Kasey Hill (6'1" PG), both already committed to Florida for next year.

Gator's head coach Billy Donovan has to be excited about the opportunity to get all three of these elites on campus at the same time. There's something to be said for the benefits of getting recruits together off the court to test their dynamic.

Don't forget that Donovan already snagged two big-time transfers, Dorian Finney-Smith and Damontre Harris, who are sitting out this season.

Finney-Smith (6'8") was an ACC All-Freshman selection last year. Harris (6'10") was named to the 2012 SEC All-Defensive Team as a sophomore at South Carolina.

It is not likely that Randle will make his decision coming out of this weekend, but if Donovan could reel in the 6'9" PF from Dallas, the Gators will be positioned for some staggering hoops success in the near future.

This group, with the addition of Randle, would be more talented than the Gators' teams that won back-to-back NCAA Championships in 2006 and 2007,

Stay tuned!