2013 power forward Julius Randle from Plano (TX) Prestonwood Christian and center Dakari Johnson from Montverde (FL) Academy signed their LOIs with the Kentucky Wildcats, as announced by the program's Twitter account.
.@ukcoachcalipari announced the signings of three new members of UK’s 2013 class today: Julius Randle, Dakari Johnson and Dominique Hawkins.— Kentucky Athletics(@UKAthleticsNews) April 18, 2013
Johnson was Kentucky's first commit following the Early Signing Period, becoming the sixth member of the 2013 recruiting class. The massive center committed to Kentucky in early January. He is expected to battle returnee Willie Cauley-Stein for the starting center position. Both players should get ample time in the big man rotation.
Meanwhile, Randle is a relatively new commitment, pulling the trigger a little less than a month ago. Arguably Kentucky's most heralded recruit in the class, Randle is penciled in to start at the 4 position from day 1. Both forwards join combo guard Dominique Hawkins as spring signees. The Wildcats are still recruiting the uncommitted Andrew Wiggins, the consensus top prospect in the 2013 class.