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As it almost always does with the top flight guys, it's going to come down to relationships with the staff. Does Julius feel like the Kansas staff and the offense at Kansas will fit him better in his one year than the staff and offense at Texas? And does that feeling outweigh desires from Julius and his mom about him staying closer to the comforts of Texas (and he'd be playing within really reasonable driving distance a minimum of four times, depending on how they consider Norman and Stillwater). If proximity to home was really the driving factor, Oklahoma and Baylor would have been in this one longer, and maybe Texas A&M as well.
I still think NC State is a dark horse here. His relationship with Purvis could go a long way in this recruitment.
I don't understand how you could trust Gotfried however. They could possibly have the most talent in the nation this year, and they aren't even a top 25 team.
I think UK is still being slept on in this recruitment. I know about the Harrison Twins issue. But I can't shake the rumors of Wes telling people that Randle was going to UK last summer.
I'd have a hard time believing Kentucky at this point.
KU makes the most sense, for all the reasons outlined above. However, if there's anything I learned while covering this business for two years, it's that recruits rarely seem to make the logical choice. It's based more on things like comfort and relationships. A guy like Julius is going to feel like he can get his anywhere - and he's probably right.
It's good for KU that he's visited so many times and his comfort level with the Jayhawks staff has to be through the roof. It's also good to have momma on board.
Still feel like this comes down to home vs. Kansas. But maybe that's just me.
This is one of the rare recruitments where I just don't have a feel for any direction at all.
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