Visits coming late for Lyle

More schools are entering the mix for five-star JaQuan Lyle who has had an excellent senior season.

Five-star guard JaQuan Lyle is having an excellent senior season. As one of the only elite kids still left unsigned in the class of 2014 it is no surprise that he is continuing to pick up interest from schools across the country.

Talent has never been in question for the 6-foot-4 and 205 pound guard who is a native of Evansville, Indiana. Now at Huntington (WV) Prep, Lyle is making a huge impact, and had an impressive showing at Flyin to the Hoop.

"I just go out there and play the best I can," said Lyle. "If I have the opportunity to score, I will score, but I also want to get my teammates involved. The game was just flowing and I had a pretty good game."

Recruiting wise schools such as Providence, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Oregon, West Virginia, Florida State, and Memphis have been heavily involved recently.

One school that has really picked things up is Oklahoma State. Head Coach Travis Ford traveled to Dayton to watch Lyle at Flyin to the Hoop, and Lyle thinks he could fit in with the program.

"They've been on me hard because they lose Markell Brown and then Marcus Smart is going to the NBA," said Lyle of the Cowboys. "They need somebody who can come in and play right away. Coach Ford likes big guards, and has compared my role to kind of how they use Marcus Smart, so he thinks I could come in and play right away."

Recently Lyle was supposed to visit Kansas, but that wasn't able to happen. Still Lyle says there is no question he will visit the school.

"I am going to for sure take a visit there, but timing right now is tough," noted Lyle of KU. "Every weekend right now is booked for us. All of my officials will be after the season for sure. After March 3 is when I will make my official to Kansas."

Beyond those schools, Oregon has really made a strong push. Assistant Tony Stubblefield has built an excellent relationship with Lyle.

"Me and Coach Stubb have a real good relationship," said Lyle. "We have built a relationship since I de-committed. I like Oregon a lot and Coach Stubb seems like a real good guy."

For now Lyle is focused on his season, but he is also looking at how each team plays. After a short lived commitment to Louisville, Lyle wants to find the perfect style of play for his unique game.

"I am looking for an opportunity to play right away and a style that fit me," said Lyle. "Louisville I felt like it was a great fit on the offensive end, but defensively it didn't fit me, I am not the type of guard who is good at pressuring full court. So I have to take a close look at the style of play of each school."

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