Quick Hits with Crezdon Butler

Butler helped lead his Asheville High School team to the Class 3A State Championship in 2005.

CB Crezdon Butler
Asheville High School
Asheville, North Carolina

THE STATS: A member of the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team...had 61 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior...also played quarterback, and rushed for over 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns...also threw for 749 yards and two touchdowns.

CHOSE CLEMSON OVER: Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech

INTERESTING TIDBIT: Butler helped lead his Asheville High School team to the Class 3A State Championship in 2005, the school's first state title in 83 years. He is the all-time leading rusher at Asheville High with over 4,000 career yards, breaking the 63-year-old record of Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice.

HE SAID IT: "I felt like I grew up a lot this year as a leader," Butler said. "I knew we had to have a leader, and I wanted to be one of those guys the team could count on. I don't know if anything can top this; I've really enjoyed all the people who keep coming up and congratulating me on each accomplishment."

WHY CLEMSON? "I think people have underestimated Clemson for awhile now and seen them as a little bit of a pushover," Butler said. "I liked to see them come out with the bowl victory, and I hope it helps a lot with recruiting. That game and the Florida State game (a 35-14 win by the Tigers on Nov. 12) tell me that I made a good decision. It just felt like home to me and my mom since the first time we went there. I knew that's where I really wanted to go."

COACH BLACKWELL SAYS: "Crezdon Butler - he's one of the top players in the state of North Carolina. You have to get those kinds of players if you are going to compete for championships in this league."

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