The offers started coming in early for Bluiett. He was a freshman when he began picking up Big Ten offers. Before it was all said and done Bluiett had offers from Florida, Butler, Arizona, Xavier, Cincinnati, Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, Illinois, Michigan, UCLA, and a host of others.
However after a long consultation with his family, Bluiett decided to trim his list to seven schools. UCLA, Butler, Michigan, Xavier, Purdue, Arizona and Indiana were the seven to make the cut for Bluiett.
Here is what Bluiett had to say about all of his finalists.
Arizona: It is a historical program, and Damon Stoudamire is a former NBA guard. He knows how to work with the guards and what it takes to get to the NBA. I had a good relationship with him at Memphis and now everything is better with him at Arizona.
Butler: It is a hometown school and 20 minutes away from home. I love going there. The relationship I have with Coach (Branden) Miller is strong. I have known him since eighth grade. We go way back, and I am just comfortable with everything about that school.
Indiana: It is an in-state program and it is in the Big Ten. Also the atmosphere is crazy there. Anybody would want to play there. Coach (Tom) Crean is a great coach who is real intense. I think he is the type of coach I need.
Michigan: I probably have the best relationship with that staff. Coach (John) Beilein lets his players go. He recruits players with high IQ's, and they are able to get wins without him really over coaching them.
Purdue: Purdue is also an in-state school and in the Big 10. They also have a history of making it deep in the tournament. Coach (Jack) Owens was first coach to recruit me and Coach (Matt) Painter played in college and he knows what it takes to be successful.
UCLA: Coach (Ed) Schilling is my former high school coach is my mentor. I have been with him since sixth grade. California is also great and they have a lot of good things going for them. A lot of successful players have come out of UCLA.
Xavier: I have a good relationship with Coach (Travis) Steele. We have been talking since my freshman year. Also Coach (Chris) Mack has put players in the league. He coached David West, Chris Paul, and Jordan Crawford. Also them going to the Big East helps. I like their campus and I like their dorms. They also make their players take management classes for after their playing days which is something I like.
The next step for Bluiett is to take his official visits. Those haven't yet been set up, but the four-star plans to make multiple official visits before coming to a decision.
Look for Bluiett to sign in the early signing period.