Initially, when Butler’s top target decommitted from UCLA, all hope was restored in someone who was already fan favorite as a senior in high school becoming a Bulldog. However, that shifted quickly when Xavier started picking up all of the momentum in the Indiana All-Star’s recruitment.
Today, he made it official by committing to the Xavier Basketball program.
The four-star guard/forward is a prolific scorer and great shooter, but the Butler fan base already knows what he can do on the floor. At least now, for many, the process is over. There has been so much speculation over the last few weeks due to the way Bluiett himself keeps information close and quiet and it started to wear on the people who followed it since his decommitment.
The question now is, where does the recruiting class go from here? The Bulldogs already have two commits and two strong players that will likely have a chance at immediate playing time. At this point, keeping the class at two would seem perfectly fine. This year is a young team and the biggest part of the success next season will come from the returning players anyway.
Perhaps now the best thing to do is to focus on the 2015 targets, but as the season approaches, recruiting will really slow down. There are always the chance at spring prospects and signings, but for now Butler’s 2014 recruiting class holds at two, but a strong two.
Jan 19, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Xavier Musketeers forward Travis Taylor (4) reacts with Xavier Musketeers forward Jeff Robinson (21) at the end of the first half against the La Salle Explorers at the Cintas Center. Xavier defeated La Salle 70-63. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports