Recruiting Buzz: Guards Cutting Lists, Ford

Guards Lance Tejada and Riley LaChance are cutting their lists, while the Bulldogs also offered Sajon Ford from St. Petersburg (FL) Gibbs.

Butler No Longer in Race for Tejada

The 2014 guard search continues as point guard Lance Tejada from Pompano Beach (FL) has begun to schedule visits and he tells InsideTheDawgPound that Butler is no longer on his list.

The 3-star guard has an official visit scheduled to East Carolina for the last weekend in August and hasn't set up any more visits to date. He is favoring Alabama, Connecticut, East Carolina, Miami (FL), and Murray State.

With Alabama picking up a commitment from two guards in the past couple of weeks in Justin Coleman and Devin Mitchell, it looks like the Tide will be full in the class of 2014 and out of the running as well.

Butler seemed to shift focus after the coaching change to other prospects at guard like Riley LaChance and Avery Patterson.


LaChance Cutting His List

Riley LaChance, Brookfield (WI) Central, will be cutting his list to in the next "couple of days" he says.

The 3-star guard was offered by Butler at the end of July and has picked up steam since his performance in Las Vegas. Baylor and Ole Miss are the most recent offers, while Creighton, Vanderbilt, and Missouri offered before that, to join about 15 other schools.

LaChance will be cutting his list to 10 finalists. Butler was one of his more recent offers, but remains as one of his best.

Stay tuned for the announcement of his final 10.

Ford Offered by Butler

A surprise offer came once the Bulldogs had left for Australia, when the news came out that Butler had offered 2015 center Sajon Ford.

Ford, St. Petersburg (FL) Gibbs, had received his first interest from the Bulldogs near the middle of June when they began to seriously target other members of the class of 2015.

The 6-foot 11 Team Speights center has been offered by Auburn, Xavier, Butler and Florida Gulf Coast. He also has been contacted by Alabama, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Memphis, Ole MIss, and a few others.

Butler really sees a true post as a priority in the class of 2015 with offers to Nate Fowler and Derrik Smits as well.

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