Per CBS Sports, the Texas basketball team offered 2014 point guard JaQuan Lyle a couple weeks ago. Lyle is a 5* point guard from Bosse High School in Evansville, Ind. Lyle holds offers from Big 10 powerhouses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan St., and Ohio St. He's also been linked to Louisville, Kentucky, and Kansas, amongst others.
The offer is an interesting one, as it means Rick Barnes and staff are hedging their bets when it comes to in-state point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, Myck Kabongo's cousin and the lead guard for a powerhouse Arlington Grace Prep team. Mudiay has been very public about his affinity for Kentucky's point guard-friendly offense, and he is drawing a lot national attention. Further, Mudiay's high school teammates, 2013 forwards Karviar Shepherd and Jordan Mickey, are both not being recruited by Texas at this time, which could also hurt the Horns.
In the CBS Sports article, Lyle calls Texas his "dream school," which has to be considered good news, no matter how far-fetched a commitment from him may be at this time.
His most recent offers were from Texas and Georgetown, both coming about two weeks ago. Lyle has a visit set for Tennessee, and he also wants to trip to Indiana, Purdue and Texas. The recent Longhorn offer was special.
“It's always been my dream school,” Lyle said. “[Kevin] Durant, Damian James, D.J. Augustin. It's a great school.”