JaQuan Lyle: Not so fast

The Internet was abuzz on Thursday with rumors of Evansville Bosse (Ind.) High School junior guard JaQuan Lyle, one of the top 20 prospects in the Class of 2014, making a decision between Louisville and Illinois in a few weeks.

Not so fast, according to Shane Burkhart, Lyle's head coach at Bosse.

"None of it's true," Burkhart said. "He had a great trip to Illinois, but nothing's changed."

A family source close to Lyle on Thursday said they had not heard of Lyle trimming his list down to just Illinois and Louisville.
Lyle, a five-star recruit according to several recruiting services, was at last Sunday's Illinois-Michigan game on an unofficial visit, his first time on campus since Illinois head coach John Groce got the job last March. He spent some time with Groce and his staff before the game before hanging out with another Illinois recruiting target in the Class of 2014, Springfield Lanphier guard Larry Austin, during the game.

Lyle has 10 schools he has narrowed his choices down to — Illinois, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas and Xavier — with Arizona, Duke, Florida and UCLA showing interest within the past month. Reports surfaced Thursday it was just down to Louisville and Illinois.

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Moonpie wrote on February 01, 2013 at 11:02 am

Gee, how about one of the intrepid Sleepy Gazoo "reporters" calling the kid and asking. Guess that's too much like reporting and not enough like wheeling the old egos around the Esquire. Or predicting this hoops squad would somehow beat MSU.