Lyle talks madness visits

One visit down for JaQuan Lyle, and another two are coming up.

Five-star class of 2014 guard Jaquan Lyle is continuing to move forward in his recruitment. The Evansville (Ind.) Bosse product recently made a visit to Kentucky for Big Blue Madness, and then another two trips are coming up.

Kentucky hosted a star studded event over the weekend, and Lyle was one of the prospects they had on campus.

"It was cool," said Lyle of the visit. "They had a lot of great players there. Trey (Lyles) was there, Cliff Alexander was there, the Harrison twins, and James Young were all there. It was a great visit. I got to chill with them and talk to Coach Calipari for a little bit."

He continued, "It was crazy there the fans were great. It was just a great visit."

According to Lyle, he and Calipari spoke for a little while and the coach informed him it takes a unique player and person to come to Kentucky.

"(Calipari) tells everybody the same thing," said Lyle. "He just says that UK is not for everybody. You have to take it all in. It's just not for everybody and he says that to me all the time."

Up next for Lyle is a visit to Indiana for their Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday, and then he will make a visit to Illinois the following weekend.

Indiana has been after Lyle for a while, and he says the Hoosiers have a lot of good things to offer.

"IU is a great school and they have a lot of great players and a lot of great commitments," said Lyle. "Unfortunately Trey just de-committed and I have to talk to him about that, but IU is still very high on my list, but I am just taking my time."

Illinois was one of Lyle's first offers, however following a coaching change things slowed down with the recruitment. Now after a visit from the Illinois staff, things are picking back up again.

"I have only talked to them about three or four times, and then Coach (Jamall) Walker came in last week and I like him a lot," said Lyle of the Illini. "He keeps it 100, so I am going to go down there and see how it is."

For now Lyle is in no hurry in his recruitment. More visits will be planned and he has no timetable for a decision. Instead Lyle is focused on one big goal for the upcoming high school season.

"State, I think we should go to state," said Lyle.

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