Morgan Selects Bulldogs

The Butler Bulldogs are dipping into the state of Florida for talent. They did it in 2010 with Khyle Marshall, and again in 2012 with Devontae Morgan.

The Butler Bulldogs have traditionally built their teams from players in the Midwest. Now with added success and national exposure they are beginning to dip into the south, and they did it once again with their latest commitment, Devontae Morgan.

With Shelvin Mack set to graduate following the 2011-2012 season, the Bulldogs know that they will need to get some guards in the 2012 class. Already they landed Kellen Dunham, and now Morgan is in the fold after committing to Brad Stevens on Saturday night.

About his commitment to Butler, Morgan said, "I just love Brad Stevens and the entire coaching staff. It is a good place for me, and it just felt right."

According to Morgan he committed to Butler over South Florida, Clemson, Central Florida, Colorado, Siena, Stetson, and Richmond.

Even though many of those schools were closer to his home in Florida, Morgan decided that Butler was the right fit for him.

"They style of play at Butler really fits me and the confidence have in Coach Stevens stood out," said Morgan. "No matter where they are located it felt like the right fit for me."

Over recent years Butler has made their mark on the defensive end of the floor playing tough man-to-man defense and limiting opponents to contested shots. Morgan feels that his game will fit right in with what Butler is looking to do.

"My athleticism stands out, and I love playing defense," said Morgan of what he brings to the table. "I just love to win and I know that starts on the defensive end."

Morgan is the second commitment for the Bulldogs in the 2012 class joining Dunham.

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