Recruiting Notebook: On Lyle, Goodluck, more

Will IU recruit JaQuan Lyle? Who's Goodluck Okonoboh's leader? Read more here.

***Recent Louisville decommit JaQuan Lyle has expressed interest in Indiana, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The source said the Indiana coaching staff is still evaluating the situation and hasn't yet decided how hard it will pursue Lyle.

Part of that has to do with Lyle's desire to play with Cliff Alexander, who has already eliminated Indiana from his list. Lyle has already scheduled visits to Connecticut (this weekend), Kansas (Oct. 4), Arizona (Oct. 11) and Memphis (Oct. 18).

Indiana was one of Lyle's finalists earlier in the summer before he committed to Louisville.

***There hasn't been much written about Goodluck Okonoboh since his official visit to Bloomington last weekend, but I continue to hear the trip was a good one.

IU is still considered to be Okonoboh's leader, but it's unclear what his future plans are. His other finalists are Ohio State, UNLV, Florida and Duke, but he has not scheduled visits to any of those schools. Duke is believed to have moved its attention elsewhere.

It's a tough situation for the Hoosiers because they don't want to wait around too long waiting for Okonoboh to decide. JUCO center Stephen Hurt will be on campus this weekend for an official visit, and it's extremely unlikely IU would take commitments from both players. Okonoboh is Indiana's top choice, but it doesn't want to wait too long on him.

***I heard some chatter today about Virginia being the leader for 2014 guard Robert Johnson. But I talked with Johnson's AAU coach, Boo Williams, this afternoon and he doesn't see that happening.

"I would be shocked," Williams told "I'm not saying it's impossible, and crazier things have happened, but I would be shocked if he chose Virginia."

Williams' thinking is along the same lines as mine -- that North Carolina and Indiana are both still firmly in the mix, but that the Tar Heels are the favorite to land Johnson. Like I said in my blog earlier today, I don't think he's made up his mind, and even if he has, kids change their minds so quickly. So it's by no means a done deal. Top Stories