After starting 14 games as a freshman last fall and performing well beyond his years, Butler has established himself as one of the top returning quarterbacks in the state of Georgia for the 2010 season.
A player with a quick release who can throw effectively from the pocket or on the run while rolling out, he is also a solid runner for Darlington.
"I never dreamed I would be recruited as a freshman, but I like it," he says.
Butler participated in the MVP Camp in Atlanta and threw the ball well despite being in the middle of baseball season. He is a pitcher for his high school team.
"I learned a lot about footwork," he says of his camp experience. "I haven't been throwing much (football) because of baseball, but I am ready to get started back."
Butler, who says he is currently 6-1 1/2, won't turn 16 until October. "I think I will grow another two inches," he says.
Describing his style of play at quarterback, he says, "I am more of a pocket passer. I think I have a good pocket presence. I am not slow, but running is not my strength although I can do it when I have to."
"I am working on my accuracy," he says. "We are going to be passing the ball a lot more this year so I need to work more with my receivers. I didn't really have a chance to get to know my receivers last year after I changed schools and we really didn't mesh until late in the season. I am looking forward to getting better with them."
Butler notes that he is a fan of SEC football. "I know a little bit about Auburn," he says. "I went to their baseball camp when I was in sixth grade. That is the only time I have been there but I watch the SEC all the time. I grew up with Georgia as my favorite, but anywhere in the SEC is fine."
If he continues to make progress as a prospect, he will likely have offers from about every school in the conference by the time he is ready to head to college.