As previously reported by the Courier-Journal's Steve Jones and written up here, Kentucky Wildcats basketball head coach John Calipari and his staff are expected to make a trip to Huntington Prep in West Virginia this Sunday. The coaching staff will be watching 2014 SF Andrew Wiggins, the top prospect in his class. Sunday is the first day of the fall contact period.
Per an Adam Zagoria report, Florida State's Leonard Hamilton and staff will also be at Huntington Prep on Sunday. Wiggins' parents both attended Florida State for college. Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford said he also expects someone from North Carolina to attend. Fulford mentioned that those three schools are the only ones he is currently hearing from in regards to Wiggins.
The other major news concerns 2013 PF Julius Randle from Plano, Texas. Randle has slowly but surely creeped into the top spot in the rankings for a lot of the major recruiting services. Randle has scheduled a ton on in-home visits for the month of September as he currently tries to narrow down his list of ten schools. Kentucky's in-home visit with Randle is scheduled for September 9.
Immediately following that, Randle is expected to take his official visit to Kentucky on September 14 for the UK Alumni game. As KSR's Matt Jones points out, it's a pretty good weekend to visit, what with a boatload of NBA players in town, and the rapper Drake to boot.
The only other official visit Randle currently has scheduled is to Florida on October 5. Randle struck up a relationship with Billy Donovan during his stint with the USA U-18 basketball team. Randle recently took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State at the behest of his friend Marcus Smart. Further, Randle is expected to visit Texas A&M this weekend for the Florida football game. Per 247's Jerry Meyer, Randle is not considering the Aggies but is simply making the trip to accompany his high school and AAU teammate, 2015 SF Mickey Mitchell.
Randle's list of 10 includes Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas. Assuming Randle takes his Kentucky and Florida visits as scheduled, he would have three official visits left. Many recruitniks believe Randle plans on making a spring decision.
As for Wiggins, it remains uncertain whether or not he will reclassify to the class of 2013. The common belief is that Kentucky and Florida State remain co-leaders for Wiggins, perhaps resulting in that communication gap described earlier by his coach.