While the Butler team and coaching staff is currently in Australia, the news on the recruiting trail will be limited, but one of the prospects they checked in with before their departure was 2014 point guard Quentin Snider.
The 4-star prospect from Louisville (KY) Ballard High School recently decommitted from Louisville after being committed to the Cardinals for over a year.
Since his decommitment from the American Athletic Conference program, soon to be Atlantic Coast Conference program, Snider has received a plethora of interest. He has received offers from Connecticut, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, Southern California, Illinois, Western Kentucky, Marquette, Memphis, Minnesota, and West Virginia. He also has interest from Butler, Xavier, Indiana, Cincinnati, and a few others.
The Louisville Magic guard recently received a call from Butler last Thursday. I talked with Scott Snider, Quentin's father, to catch up about the interest from Butler.
One of the concerns from Snider about Louisville was the amount of guards on the roster and the crowded backcourt. Butler tried to let him know where he would stand with the Bulldogs.
"Butler is a school that we would look at," Scott Snider said. "Coach (Terry) Johnson called us and talked to us on Thursday. He just gave us an overview of the program and what guards they would have when Q came in."
The Snider's will visit school close by, such as Xavier, Cincinnati, and Indiana, with unofficial visits before he begins to narrow down his list. The 6-foot 1 guard could save his official visits for schools further away from his home. With Butler yet to offer, Snider doesn't feel the need to visit Indianapolis yet.
"We didn't talk about an offer," Snider said. "If its one of the schools Q likes, then we would take a visit."
While the staff is in Australia it's unlikely the Bulldogs will offer before they return, but if they did, it could leave an impression on the senior-to-be. As time moves on the Bulldogs can't wait to long to offer since Snider is looking to establish a relationship with programs and that will play a crucial role in his next destination.
"I know he is looking for a relationship with the staff," Snider said. "That will be a main factor."
Butler currently has offers out to a few guards in the class of 2014 including Riley LaChance and J.P. Macura. The Bulldogs have been in search of a point guard for much of the summer having missed out on 4-star guard Chris Chiozza and Tyler Ulis.
One thing working in the favor of the Bulldogs may be the connection they have with one of teammates. Snider attends high school with another Butler 2014 target Kelan Martin, a 3-star forward who continues to like the Bulldogs. Martin could start to share his thoughts on Butler.