Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 6/27/13
Rick Pitino has landed his third commitment from the 2014 class. JaQuan Lyle, a five-star guard from Evansville, IN., sent Rick Pitino a text message on Wednesday afternoon informing him that he was going to be a Cardinal. Lyle has been one of Louisville’s top targets in the 2014 class for nearly two years. He chose the Cardinals over Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, UCLA and Tennessee. Lyle is rated as the 12th best player in the 2014 class, which makes him the highest rated recruit for Pitino since Samardo Samuels in 2008. Lyle joins point guard Quintin Snider and combo guard Shaqquan Aaron in Louisville’s 2014 class. Louisville’s 2014 class was already considered to be one of the top ten classes in the country, but you can expect a big jump when the next rankings are published. I wouldn’t be surprised if they landed in the top three. The backcourt appears to be set for Louisville in 2014, now all the staff needs to do is add a big man.
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