VCU snags four-star guard

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams scored a huge pledge from four-star guard Jairus Lyles.

Shaka Smart and the Virginia Commonwealth Rams are using the momentum of their back-to-back runs in the NCAA Tournament on the recruiting trail. Along with their move to the Atlantic 10, VCU is now making waves and the latest was the pledge of four-star guard Jairus Lyles.

The Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic guard is currently rated as the No. 100 player in the country, and is coming off of an excellent junior season.

Now he has decided to end his recruitment early and picked the Rams.

"The coaching staff there is great," said Lyles. "I loved the campus, the players were cool, and I think everything just fits me perfectly."

Lyles can play either guard position, and he feels his athletic and aggressive style of play will fit in very well with VCU's up-tempo system.

"I am an aggressive guard and I like turning people over," said Lyles. "That is what I do and with the way they play I knew that is where I wanted to go."

Now that Lyles has committed, he will have a lot of pressure off of him going into the July evaluation period where he will be running with Keith Stevens' Team Takeover squad. Lyles says he is happy to get this decision out of the way.

"It is going to be great," Lyles explained. "I can now just go out there and be myself on the court and not have any pressure."

This is a huge commitment for the Rams. Lyles joins JeQuan Lewis as pledges in the 2013 class for Smart and company.

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