Trey Lyles, a 6’10” senior-to-be at Tech High School in Indianapolis, has said he wants to commit next spring during the late signing period. However, according to Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star, Lyles plans to end the process before the early signing period in November. Lyles, a former AAU teammate and close friend of Louisville commit Jaquan Lyle, recently narrowed his list to Butler, Florida, Kentucky, and Louisville, and the next step is to set up official visits to all four schools.
For Trey Lyles, the end of the recruiting process is finally on the horizon.
Lyles, a 6-10 senior-to-be at Tech High School in Indianapolis, said this week he plans on having a college decision made in time for the early signing period in November.
Last week Lyles cut his list to four schools: Butler, Florida, Kentucky and Louisville, dropping UCLA and Duke
“The next step is taking my official visits, which I haven’t set up yet,” said Lyles, who is ranked No. 5 in the 2014 class by Rivals.com . “I’m just waiting to take my officials and then whoever is the one will separate themselves then.”
This appears to be a good sign for the Cards. Most top 10 recruits usually wait until the spring to announce their decision but Lyles won’t be one of them. Remember the recruitment of Jaquan Lyle? Lyle, a 6’5″ guard from Bosse High School in Evansville, Indiana, wanted to play out his recruitment and didn’t want to end it anytime soon. But an unofficial visit to Louisville with his mother in early June sealed the deal for Lyle and he committed shortly after his visit to Tennessee in late June.
Now, this does not mean Lyles to Louisville is a forgone conclusion. Rick Pitino is not a fan of waiting for a prospect to commit to Louisville in the late signing period but could Lyles also be feeling the pressure to commit with the Louisville staff recruiting other power forward prospects? Who knows, but Louisville is in great shape to land Lyles and, assuming Lyles is smart in his decision, he could follow the same road as his buddy Jaquan Lyle did with his recruitment. Here’s to hoping Louisville gets its man.