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March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

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would be a great fit in a program that stresses competing hard but in a classy manner. ���He comes from a great family, and he���s a top notch young man,��� Schilling added. Bluiett is in no hurry to make a decision on his future. Though several programs are still making a push, it appears three ��� Michigan, Butler and Indiana ��� have separated themselves a bit. Bluiett���s former teammate, point guard Yogi Ferrell, has become a standout at Indiana, but there were reports that Bluiett was rooting more for Butler than the Hoosiers when the two teams met earlier this year (a Butler win). Bluiett said those rumors and others that he was leaning toward staying in state were false. ���I have no lean towards anything,��� he said. ���I���m open-minded. I���ve been reading the rumors, but they���re not true. I���m giving any school a shot. ���Right now I���m just talking to coaches and not really planning any visits. The college stuff has died down for the moment, but I���m going to rattle it back up during the AAU season.��� Bluiett still hopes to see a few games, possibly one at Michigan. He was in attendance for hometown Butler���s win over Gonzaga, one that left a lasting impression. Michigan assistant coaches LaVall Jordan and Jeff Meyer caught Bluiett and Indianapolis Cathedral class of 2015 point guard Jalen Coleman in action the week of Feb. 5. ���I talk to Coach Jordan about once a week,��� he said. ���It���s slowed down a little bit since they started conference play.��� Bluiett, too, is focused on his own season and trying to help Park Tudor repeat as state champions. ���The seniors left a legacy for us,��� he said. ���I was lucky to be with Yogi the last two years. I took what he gave the team, watched him be a leader and learned from him. I tried to carry it over to this team.��� Bluiett recorded 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists in his most recent game, a 68-43 win at Bishop Chatard Feb. 15. Junior Big Man Ricky Doyle on U-M���s RadaR Michigan head coach John Beilein was back in Florida Feb. 14, this time watching class of 2014 Fort Myers Bishop Verot 6-9 standout Ricky Doyle. Miami head coach Jim Larranaga was also in attendance to see Doyle score 20 points and grab seven rebounds in an 81-45 playoff win over Newman. Doyle missed 21 games with a stress fracture in his foot, but has healed well. He���s averaging 22.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, and recently scored 32 in a District final win over Dunbar. He scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in only nine minutes of play in his first game back. Doyle still plans to visit Michigan unofficially following his season and is a likely candidate to pick up an offer on his trip. He visited Miami in early February and is still considering Notre Dame, U-M, Penn State, Georgia, Boston College, Alabama

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