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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