Another '81 Championship legacy

Yet another son of a player from Clemson's 1981 National Championship team is on the recruiting radar.

DE Andrew Butcher Profile

Brian Butcher played on the offensive line for Danny Ford and was later drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.

His son, Andrew, a sophomore defensive end at Georgia's Alpharetta High School, already has offers from West Virginia, Tennessee and Utah.

The Clemson coaches welcomed the Butchers to town on Saturday for Junior Day.

"Of course I had a good time. I just love it up there," the younger Butcher told CUTigers after the visit.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect is no stranger to the Clemson campus.

"I grew up there, pretty much," he said.

What stood about this visit?

"The family atmosphere was really nice, and all of the new facilities that I didn't get to see before."

Running backs coach Tony Elliott and defensive ends coach Marion Hobby spent time with him.

"They were just telling me to keep my grades up and to stay in touch with them," Butcher said.

Having the opportunity to be recruited by Clemson means an awful lot to him.

"It's a really cool thing, because my dad played there. It's really important to me. I've always loved Clemson," he said.

An offer from the Tigers would make it even sweeter.

"It would be a very big deal for me," Butcher said.

This spring, he's also visited Tennessee, Georgia and Auburn. The Vols will host him again next Saturday. He'll head to Vanderbilt a week later.

As a sophomore, Butcher had 55 tackles and eight sacks. Top Stories