Drew Butler's Decision Coming Soon

The First Annual Duke Football Summit wasn't the only show in town over the weekend. Joining the nearly 200 players in making a trip to Durham, albeit for a completely different reason, was one of the last targets in the class of 2007 - kicker Drew Butler.

The First Annual Duke Football Summit wasn't the only show in town over the weekend. Joining the nearly 200 players in making a trip to Durham, albeit for a completely different reason, was one of the last targets in the class of 2007 - kicker Drew Butler. "The trip to Duke was incredible," Georgia standout kicker/punter Drew Butler told TDD Monday night. "It was a chance for me to see the campus for the first time. That place is really beautiful, and somewhere I could see myself."

Hosted by another native Peach Stater, Ryan Wood, Butler had a chance to meet with the entire Duke coaching staff at one point or another during the weekend. With a number of kicks that weren't converted in 2006, the Blue Devils made their recruiting pitch to Butler pretty straight forward.

"They told me that if I was to come in, I would have a great chance to be the guy from day one. They need a punter badly. Plus I could also have a chance to kick as well. They lost a couple of games last year due to mistakes in the kicking game."

As Saturday dawned, Butler had a chance to tour the campus, meet with academic support staff, and do the other things that recruits tend to do on official visits. However, he also had a chance to catch some passing glimpses of the Summit - something he believes will be a positive thing for Duke football.

"Coach Roof had a lot of former players in town to help get Duke back on the right track. In the next two years those first two classes will be third and fourth year players - and with the special teams taken care of, Duke can start to really have results on the field as well. He certainly sold the idea that Duke's about ready to take those big steps."

Although he's being recruiting by Wake Forest as well, Butler sees the end of his recruiting process coming soon. The Demon Deacons have yet to decide on an offer, and his father's alma mater, the University of Georgia, still maintains they would prefer he join the program as an invited walk-on.

"I go to UGa next weekend, and then I'll sit down and start looking towards a decision. I think I'll have all I need by that time."


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