Recruiting Buzz: Coaches Out Evaluating

Butler's coaching staff has headed out on the recruiting trail to evaluate. See where they are headed this week.

New Butler head coach Brandon Miller made his first signings by retaining both Terry Johnson and Michael Lewis. The staff is now headed out for the important July evaluation period.

With many events coming up in July, this week the staff will be spread out at a few different AAU events.

Peach State, Peach Jam, and Elite Youth Invitational

Head coach Brandon MIller and assistant Terry Johnson will be at these events in South Carolina. The targets for the EYBL Final in North Augusta, SC will include Trevon Bluiett, Andrew Fleming, while at Peach State in Aiken, SC, Butler's current known targets include Devin Mitchell.

Devin Mitchell saw Coach Miller at his first game of Peach State while playing for the Southern Kings. The 4-star recruit has blown up on the recruiting trail, but Miller seems to have made an impression on Mitchell, who was extremely excited to see the coach recruiting him for Butler become the head coach.

Others watching the talented Georgia combo guard were Indiana, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Kansas State, Oregon State Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Georgia, and Alabama.

Another stop for Miller and Johnson will be to Peach Jam and the EYBL Final tournament featuring a number of different prospects including Trevon Bluiett and the Spiece Indy Heat along with the St. Louis Eagles with Andrew Fleming and Jordan Barnett.

Adidas Invitational

Assistant coach Michael Lewis remained in Indianapolis for the Adidas Invitational. Scouts' Brian Snow noted that Lewis was seen checking on Eron Gordon, K.J. Walton, as well as Derrik Smits.

Gordon and Smits remained top priorities for Butler in the Class of 2016 and 2015 respectively. While Smits has an offer from Butler, Gordon will certainly be offered by the Bulldogs when the time comes. Walton has seen his stock rise throughout the spring and was recently give a 4-star ranking as the 17th ranked shooting guard in the Class of 2015.

Other prospects expected to be in attendance that have been linked to Butler include 2014 prospects J.P. Macura, Justin Gray, and Kelan Martin.

While Macura already has an offer, Martin could be on the verge of getting an offer. His stock continues to rise and his interest in Butler hasn't wavered with the coaching change from Brad Stevens to Miller.

July is always a time when prospects emerge from what seems like nowhere. As the month move on, more offers will be made and commitments will come soon after heading into the fall and the early signing period.

If you attend the events yourself, want to see what our analysts have to say, or want to know where the coaches were, come into The Dawg Pound to talk about it.


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