Jerald Butler commits to Butler

Butler added the second pledge of the 2017 recruiting class on Friday, as Jerald Butler opted for the Bulldogs.

Chris Holtmann, Butler picked up a commitment from 2017 versatile forward Jerald Butler on Friday.

"I’m headed to Butler," Butler told Scout. "I picked them because in my heart I felt like it was the school for me."

“When I visited everything was great,” he said. “Every reason I wanted to go to a college they were on point with it. The academic were great, business department was great and the players in the locker room were wonderful. They are the type of guys that are similar to how I act and talk.”

Butler, a standout at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Calvary Christian Academy, took his first, and what will be his only, official visit to Butler this past weekend. 

"The coaches are my type of coaches," Butler said. They aren't real strict, but more teaches that get on you. More teaching than anything." 

Butler had recently narrowed his list of schools to Butler, TCU, Virginia Tech, Rider, Temple, Vanderbilt, Jacksonville, Stetson, FGCU and Wyoming.

Holtmann and his staff compared Butler to former Bulldog Roosevelt Jones.

"They want me to be able to do everything and play the one through the three like he did," Butler said. "But since I can shoot, that’s what they love about me. They want me to bring the versatility to the court."

The Butler Bulldogs now have a pair of pledges in the 2017 class with the addition of the 6-foot-6, 215-pound forward out of Florida. Butler joins 6-foot-4 guard Cooper Neese to make up their current recruiting class. 

Butler is regarded as a three-star prospect on Scout, because of his unique game. Butler is a talented passer that often times played with the ball in his hands on his AAU team. He's also a capable shooter from distance. 


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