Caraher 1st in 2017 for Butler

Butler picks up their first commitment in the class of 2017.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind - Butler picked up their 1st commitment in the class of 2017 on Tuesday.

David Caraher, a sophomore from Chapel Hill (NC) High School committed to Butler shortly after picking up the offer from the Bulldogs and coach Holtmann.

"I love Butler and everything about it!" Caraher told InsideTheDawgPound. "I called Coach Holt at 8 on Tuesday night and talked to him with my whole family! Coach said that he wanted to extend me an offer and how he was excited about me and wanted me to be a Bulldog! Butler just felt right and felt like home and I couldn't not take it! I love everything they are about and everything they stand for! And their coaching staff is the best in the business!"

The 3-star sophomore had offers from Houston Baptist, Charlotte, Radford, and Appalachian State. He also had interest from Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia, North Carolina State, Stanford, DePaul, and a few others.

Caraher is averaging over 20 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists per game this season, while playing guard through center for his high school team. On the next level, Caraher will fit more into a wing role, while defensively he will be able to guard the 2 through 4.

The 6-foot-5 forward is also excited to play in the Big East.

"I think Big East is the premier conference in the county! Definitely the toughest from top to bottom."

Caraher is the first commitment for Butler in the class of 2017, while Kris Wilkes (IN), Zach Gunn (IN) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (IN) hold offers.

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