It goes without saying that at this point, Trey Lyles, a 6-foot-9 five-star power forward from Indianapolis, by way of Canada, is Rick Pitino’s top target in the 2014 class. There has been talk that Pitino has decided to personally handle Lyles’ recruitment by himself and not rely on assistant coaches.
The trio of JaQuan Lyle, Quentin Snider and Shaqquan Aaron give Louisville the second best recruiting class in the country, according to the Scout.com rankings. The addition of a player like Lyles would likely bump the Cards to number one.
Fortunately, it doesn’t appear that we’ll have to wait too long to figure out what the future holds for Lyles. Most top ten recruits usually wait it out until the spring before making a decision, but Lyles plans to take a different route. The Canadian sensation says he’ll make a decision in the fall and sign his letter of intent during the early signing period in November.
Lyles recently trimmed his list to four, Louisville, Kentucky, Florida and Butler. He’ll take official visits to all four schools before making a decision.
Louisville appears to be in great shape at this point. Lyles has been AAU teammates with current Louisville commit, JaQuan Lyle, for the past two summers. He’s spoke openly about the benefits of committing to a school and playing with guys that he is familiar with.
No dates have been set for Lyles’ official visits, but I expect they’ll take place in early September. Don’t be surprised if he’s on campus for one of Louisville’s Saturday football games.