NC's Top DT Releases Top 4 Including Duke

Ranked as the top defensive tackle in the state of North Carolina, Garner’s Matthew Butler has more than 25 high major offers. Over the weekend the three star prospect reduced his list of a final four that includes Duke.

And just like that North Carolina defensive tackle Matthew Butler is down to a final list of schools.  The three star prospect announced on Twitter that he’s considering Duke, NC State, South Carolina, and Tennessee from this point forward, though did leave open the possibility of visiting Penn State as well.

Recently Butler went in-depth on Duke’s recruitment of him and what he thinks of the Blue Devils.

“I’ve built a really good relationship with Coach Guerreri, Coach Cut and Coach Albert. Coach Albert came from Boston College and so I had known of him before he got to Duke. They are all really cool and down to earth and keep it real. We have a lot of similarities as to who we are with Coach Albert and myself.”

The relationship with Coach Albert seemed to recharge the Blue Devils’ pursuit of Butler as well.

“That’s what kinda re-opened my eyes with Duke. I had visited before and we had a good visit and a really good conversation and I could see how good of a coach he was even before he had really told me a whole lot. He just talked about how he coaches and stuff like that, it was good. They are near the top of my list, and I’m towards the top of theirs.”

Butler indicates that he’ll take at least four official visits before making a decision.

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