2015 forward picks up offer

Forward Leroy Butts continues to diversify his game and is picking up more and more recruiting interest.

Arlington (Va) Bishop O'Connell forward LeRoy Butts continues to make the transition from someone who dominates down low to being able to play inside and out. The 6-foot-7 forward recently picked up a big offer and several other schools are showing significant attention.

With long arms and a high motor, Butts managed to have a very productive year for O'Connell. As a team it was also a successful one.

"High school was great," said Butts. "We had a little up and down during the season, but we won our conference championship. We lost in state but we didn't let that get us down, it was a great season."

Now on the AAU circuit, Butts is out to prove his versatility as a prospect.

"I am just trying to show everybody that I can shoot and put the ball on the floor while going inside as well," said Butts.

Recruiting wise several schools are showing significant attention and recently a big offer came his way.

"Cincinnati offered me, Xavier, West Virginia, Virginia, and Virginia Tech are all talking to my parents," said Butts.

The offer from the Bearcats was a big one for Butts, and it showed that his hard work is paying off.

"It was a big deal to get that offer," Butts explained. "It really shows that I can play with the best of the best."

One school showing significant attention is Virginia. The Cavaliers have made recruiting the Washington D.C. area a priority and Butts is a big part of that.

"Virginia is a good school," explained Butts. "They have good academics and it is in the ACC which is a great conference."

For now there is no timetable for a commitment from Butts, but the combo forward says that he has a decent idea of what he is looking for in a school and what kind of system suits his particular game.

"I like to play in a system where I can flow into the offense," said Butts. "I like to get up and down the floor and rebound a lot so I am looking for that type of offense."

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