Clemson Still Leads

This NC DB talks about his favorite schools, and also gives a timeframe for a commitment.

Since the boom of offers in April, Clemson has been Crezdon Butler's early leader despite lacking a Tiger tender. That all changed last week when the Clemson coaching staff informed Butler's head football coach of a scholarship offer with his name on it.

Many thought Butler, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete from Asheville (N.C.), would jump on the opportunity with a verbal commitment. Instead, Butler, who was flattered by the offer, remained composed.

"It feels good," said Butler. "I still have to wait it out right now until the summer to see what happens with other schools. But it feels good to be offered by somebody that you liked the most right now."

In addition to the Clemson, N.C. State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Arkansas have all offered.

Although Clemson leads, Butler admits things are still very much open especially for the other four schools that make up his top five.

"Right now everybody is 50-50," said Butler. "Clemson is my favorite school, but I also like North Carolina, North Carolina State, Maryland, and Virginia."

Butler plans to make a verbal pledge before the start of his senior season, but will still take his five allotted official visits after committing.

Recently, Butler showcased his athletic talents during a combine held in his hometown. Before dominating during one-on-one passing drills, Butler recorded a 4.47-second 40-yard dash, 4.43-second 20-yard shuttle, 33.6-inch vertical jump, and 13 reps of 185 pounds.

Butler hopes to replicate those results during the summer camping circuit. Clemson is the only lock to appear on his summer schedule. Top Stories