N.C. State Wolfpack Basketball Recruiting: Jaquan Lyle visits Louisville Cardinals


One of the most talented recruits in the 2014 class, Jaquan Lyle was on an unofficial visit this weekend to check out the Louisville Cardinals program. He has already eliminated some teams from his list, and there are some teams he is keying in on more so than others. Louisville is one of them, and this is an early visit that Rick Pitino and the Cards will try to take advantage of.

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Lyle is a five-star shooting guard and one of the top five prospects at his position in 2014 overall. He is widely viewed as one of those elite 15 recruits in the country, in addition to being the second best recruit in Indiana.

The Evansville, Indiana standout already has several huge offers, including one from in-state power Indiana. The Hoosiers, Kentucky Wildcats, Illinois, Louisville, and the Ohio State Buckeyes are the five teams that Lyle is looking at the closest early on. The 6’5″ shooting guard has received an offer from all of those programs, save for Kentucky. If they do offer, then the recruiting battle between UK and UofL will be a great one to watch, in addition to the efforts from the other programs.

N.C. State, Georgetown, Cincinnati, Texas, Iowa, and Tennessee are programs that have offered Jaquan Lyle and have not been eliminated from the recruiting process yet. Lyle has so many huge offers, and it’s no surprise that he has eliminated other schools such as Wake Forest, Miami, Memphis, Marquette. Michigan State, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Xavier, UCLA, Purdue, and Providence. Those are solid programs with a few of them being major programs, but Lyle is simply on another level.

The recruiting battle between the Kentucky rivals is already in the Cardinals favor, and it looks like Louisville has a good chance at landing Lyle after their victory over the Wildcats. Lyle was in attendance to watch Pitino’s squad beat out John Calipari’s men and avoid a minor upset in the rivalry. Thus, making that visit an even bigger one for both programs and the five-star recruit.

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