How will changes impact Bluiett?

Indianapolis product Trevon Bluiett is continuing to get better and focus on his recruitment. Recently some big changes took place that could have an impact on where he ends up.

Four-star small forward Trevon Bluiett is simply getting ready for his summer season with Spiece Indy Heat. However all around him conference re-alignment and the coaching carousel have had a big impact on in his impending college decision.

The first hire that Steve Alford made at UCLA was Ed Schilling. Shilling was Bluiett's high school coach at Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor. According to Bluiett's father, Reynardo, this is just another challenge for his son.

"It is another high school challenge, but the boys all have a good relationship with the former assistant coach who is now the head coach, Coach (Kyle) Cox," said Bluiett. "He does the game planning and scouting reports, so they all look forward to playing for him."

Obviously Bluiett and Schilling have an excellent relationship, and that has led to speculation on where things stand in his recruitment going forward. For the elder Bluiett it means that UCLA is one more school to consider.

"That's another school in the mix," said the elder Bluiett. "It is something that will make things a little tougher. It is always good to have another Pac 12 school interested, and I am sure he will take a look at everything when it is the right time."

Along with UCLA, schools like Michigan, Indiana, Butler, Louisville, Purdue, Illinois, Xavier, Cincinnati, and others remain in the mix and talking to Bluiett.

Butler has been especially active recruiting Bluiett, and the recent announcement of the Bulldogs moving to the Big East is something that was very welcome.

"Trevon was definitely excited to hear that, about them in the Big East," said Bluiett. "He loves Butler and everything about it. For them to play in that type of conference now is something he likes. That was definitely a good move."

For now Bluiett is in absolutely no hurry to make a decision, and instead is focused on the summer. His father is also the coach, and said the goal is simple for this year.

"It is always to go out and win," said Bluiett. "They got a taste of things last year when we won our division. That set a good tone, and now we want to go out there and close the deal and win the Peach Jam."

Bluiett is the No. 49 prospect in the class of 2014.


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