But it’s not starting at UofL. The organization is starting their probe with recruits named in the book that did not attend Louisville – JaQuan Lyle and Antonio Blakeney.
Like Blakeney, Lyle was a one-time Cardinal commitment. TooTall and Shay allegedly met with Lyle in June of 2013. He verbally committed to the Cards on June 26, 2013. It didn’t last long – he pulled the plug on his commitment in September – but the timing is certainly worth questioning from the NCAA.
Ohio State associate athletic director for communications, Dan Wallenberg, confirmed to Pat Forde and others that Lyle spoke with the NCAA. He does not seem to be worried about Lyle at all, “It does not affect us or JaQuan at all,” Wallenberg said. “We’ve been told, and are pretty confident, this is not something we need to worry about.”
There are multiple reports that Blakeney has met with the NCAA as well. Both guys could hold the smoking gun and will play an essential part in how the “Breaking Cardinal Rules” story ends.