"Looking Forward to Early Playing Time"

One of the top recruits in the 2006 recruiting class looks forward to his freshman year at Clemson.

6-1, 175 pound cornerback prospect Crezdon Butler had a small signing day ceremony at his school last Wednesday. Earlier this week, CUTigers.com caught up with Butler to see how it all went down and to also get his thoughts about his upcoming freshman year at Clemson.

"We did it at school. It was just the family and coaches. I had two teammates that also signed," Butler told CUTigers.com. "It feels pretty good to have it behind me. At first it was nice to have all of the recruiters. It was nice to have everyone want you. But it got old. I'm just glad it's done."

Butler also said he will be showing his speed for Asheville High on the track this spring. "I am going to run track here pretty soon. I am also going to lift weights. I should be getting the workout plan (from Clemson) this week," he said.

It was Clemson assistant coach Marion Hobby that convinced Butler to sign with the Tigers on National Signing Day. It's now coach Hobby that is telling Butler he'll have a chance for early playing time.

At least, that's what Butler is hoping for come August.

"Yeah I talked to Coach Hobby after signing day," he said. "He told me to finish my senior year out strong. He said to come in ready to play."

As it stands now, Butler is planning to visit Clemson at least once this spring.

"Hopefully I can get to the spring game and make it back for the prom. They are both on the same day and I already have my date. I have been dating her for three years," Butler said.

"But I should be down there for good starting in the second summer session. I will be going on July 5."

What is the Shrine Bowl standout looking forward to the most about getting to Clemson? "Just hopefully getting early playing time," Butler responded. "I am also looking to get a great education."

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