Young QB Already on the Big Boys' Radar

Brad Butler, a quarterback for the 2013 signee class, is a prospect worth watching. The quarterback comments on recruiting and a highlight video is featured.

Rome, Ga.--Although he is just finishing his ninth grade year at Darlington School, quarterback Brad Butler has been impressive enough to attract attention from major college programs like Auburn and Georgia.

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.

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