Recruiting Buzz: Where does Butler turn?

With the commitment of Adonys Henriquez to UCF, where does Butler turn next to fill the class of 2014

Official Visit this Weekend from Martin

Louisville (KY) Ballard forward Kelan Martin takes his much anticipated official visit to Indianapolis this weekend. The talented forward has held Butler high on his list for much of the summer.

Martin recently completed an official visit to St. Louis this past weekend and is also scheduled to take another visit to Texas Tech next weekend.

The 6-foot-6 Kentucky native recently narrowed his list to those three schools, but left the option to extend his recruitment also on the table, should he not find a fit during these visits.

This will be the second visit of the summer an fall for Martin to Butler. The Bulldogs have been in great position for a while and we will see if they can close on their top remaining target.

Garrett Hearing from a number of Schools

Butler has been searching all year for a guard or two in the class of 2014 and their search continues. One prospect that is anticipating hearing from Butler is Notre Dame Prep (MA) guard Jarvis Garrett.

Garrett transferred to Notre Dame Prep and reclassified to 2014 in the spring and is hearing from a few schools this fall.

The 6-foot point guard has offers from Creighton, St. Joseph's, LaSalle, Rhode Island, Wisconsin MIlwaukee, Southern Mississippi, and Bradley, while getting interest from Miami (FL), Marquette, Connecticut, Oregon State, Butler, and San Diego State.

Garrett would like to hear from Coach Holtmann and Butler.

"Coach Holt contacted me," Garrett said. "I really haven't got a chance to talk to him, I just know their a good program and education."

With the reclassification to 2014, one hold up for Butler may be making sure Garrett has all of his classes in order.

Another Point Guard with Butler Interest

2013 Appalachian State signee Devonte' Graham decided late in the spring that he would go to prep school before enrolling in college next fall. After deciding to head to Brewster (MA) Academy, Graham reached out to Appalachian State for a release from his NLI, however that request has been denied.

Since Graham has not been released, schools are unable to recruit Graham according to NCAA rules. Despite the denial teams continue to express interest, should Graham be released.

Creighton, Wichita State, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rhode Island, Butler, and others are waiting to talk with Graham.

While schools cannot offer Graham, Butler has express great interest and hinted to head coach Jason Smith that the Bulldogs would be offering should Graham get released.

Recent history suggest Graham should eventually be released from his NLI. Once negative press reaches a program, they quickly change their stance to avoid negativity. Only time will tell if this situation is the same.


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