Lyle talks final six

Five-star point guard JaQuan Lyle has trimmed his list of schools down to six.

On Saturday Jaquan Lyle cut his list of schools down to six. The five-star point guard had double figure offers, but now the list is at a manageable number. Lyle talks about his six finalists and what is next in his recruitment.

For Lyle he decided there was no reason to wait around any longer. He knew he wanted to focus on Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State, Illinois, Tennessee, and Florida. Those six have all done a good job in this recruitment, and now Lyle plans to take a very close look at his recruitment.

Lyle talked about all six of his finalists and why they made the cut.

Florida: Coach (Billy) Donovan is a great coach. I think I fit into their style well. They have a lot of freedom with their guards and he has a great staff. I have built a good relationship with Coach (Rashon) Burno as well.

Louisville: Coach (Rick) Pitino is a great coach and he has a great staff. Coach (Kevin) Keatts and I have built up a real good relationship. Louisville is just a great place with great fans,

Tennessee: Coach (Cuonzo) Martin is another great coach with another great staff. The things they do down there have drawn my attention, they do everything well, and I think they are on the rise so they made the cut.

Ohio State: I went to watch them when they played IU at Ohio State and then again when they played at IU, so I got to see them play this year. They do a lot of good things, and I think Aaron Craft has a lot of freedom in the offense. Coach (Thad) Matta said I could come in and have a lot of that freedom and I love what they have done with Aaron Craft on the court.

Illinois: At first I really liked Illinois but then Coach (Bruce) Weber got fired. Before I met Coach Groce I kind of thought I was done with Illinois, but I talked to Coach (John) Groce and I went up there and he seemed like a real good dude. Their style of play fits me real well with a lot of pick and roll and a lot of guard freedom. It is a great place.

Indiana: IU, they were the first school to offer me and they are cool. I am real good with them and it is just a great place and Coach (Tom) Crean is a great coach who has turned that program around.

Even though Lyle has cut down his list, he says not to expect any kind of early commitment.

"I am going to get through AAU season and see what happens and kind of just look at things after that," said Lyle.

Lyle is the No. 12 player in the class of 2014.


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