Aaron Jordan saw his recruitment blow up after June 15th where he picked up his first major offer from Wisconsin.
Now in the July evaluation period, Jordan will have the chance to continue that momentum and pick up even more offers.
His Illinois Stars AAU team is off this week from the AAU circuit, but gets started next week in Chicago for The Chicago Summer Challenge. The Stars are then headed to Orlando for the 16U AAU Super Showcase and Fort Wayne for the Gym Rats National Invitational.
According to sources, despite the coaching change, Butler is still very much involved with Jordan. Coach Terry Johnson continues to recruit Jordan and seems to be making an impression on the talented guard from Plainfield East (IL) High School.
While Butler is focusing a lot of its attention on 2014 recruits, 2015 still remains a priority and Butler is making inroads with Jordan.
Butler Monitoring Another Star
I have been told that Butler is going to be checking in with one of Jordan's teammates on the Illinois Stars as well.
K.J. Santos has a very unique skill set for a combo guard. The 6-foot 7 guard from Geneva (IL) High School has started to garner interest from a number of schools including Butler, Marquette, , Oklahoma, Northern Illinois, DePaul, West Virginia, Iowa, Purdue, Xavier, Creighton, Georgia Tech, and a few others.
Santos currently has an offers from DePaul and a couple mid-major programs.
Coach Johnson is going to be monitoring Santos in July as well, during their trips to Chicago, Orlando, and/or Fort Wayne.
Butler Making Presence Felt at Peach Jam with Spiece Indy Heat
Coach Miller and Johnson continue to be seen at Peach Jam and Peach State and it seems to be paying off for the Bulldogs.
5-star, #1 power forward in the Class of 2014 Trey Lyles named his final four yesterday and it included Butler along with Louisville, Kentucky, and Florida.
While Butler may be long-shot to sign Lyles, the Bulldogs are the closest to home and each time I talk with Lyles' father he has great things to say about Butler.
Coach Miller continues his pursuit not only of Lyles, but also 4-star forward Trevon Bluiett.
As Scout's Brian Snow learned last week, Butler is still very much alive for Bluiett despite the coaching change. While Butler has more work to do than before, the Bulldogs and Coach Miller will continue to make Bluiett a high priority.
The Bluiett's are very familiar with Coach Miller and the Bulldogs have time to make up any ground lost, with a decision coming near the end of the year.
Butler also is pursing 2016 center Caleb Swanigan, who has displayed an impressive rebounding performance in each of the first two games at Peach Jam.