Brandon Randolph, one of the nation's top shooting guards, committed to the Arizona Wildcats moments ago. With the decision, Arizona is shooting up the recruiting rankings.
On Tuesday, Randolph told Scout's Evan Daniels that he would be choosing between Arizona, Oregon, Syracuse, and Wake Forest today. That decision is in, and Randolph will be an Arizona Wildcat. It isn't much of a surprise, as he took his final official visit to Tucson over the weekend, before announcing his decision date.
Randolph explained the Arizona choice to Daniels.
“After taking all my visits and obviously they were my last visit, I just had a good feeling going into it,” Randolph said. “It was a great atmosphere there with great academics and I guess it was just the best fit. It had everything we were looking for.”
Arizona adds Daniels to a class that already features DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1 player in the class of 2017, and four-star point guard Alex Barcello, a local product out of Tempe.
With the addition of Randolph, Arizona now has the nation's top class, as ranked by Scout.
247Sports has Arizona No. 2 in the nation, slightly behind Auburn.
Rivals is yet to update, but already had Arizona at No. 3, so there is a fair chance that Brandon Randolph bumps the Arizona class to No. 1 at that site as well.
On top of finalists Oregon, Syracuse, and Wake Forest, Randolph also considered Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Xavier during his recruitment.