Butler CC Prospect Report

Butler C.C. once again has a handful of top junior college prospects on the roster heading into the upcoming season.

Running Back Chris Carson. The new Georgia commitment was someone that I was looking forward to seeing the most, as his recruitment really took off the past two months with several new interested programs and a few new offers from premiere schools.

I was not disappointed at all and he has the look and skills of an SEC running back. He's improved a lot from what the high school film has shown. He's the top weapon on the Butler CC offense. He's shifty in space with explosion in and out of his cuts while keeping great pad level. The speed was a top question in regards to his skill set, but after seeing him that has been alleviated in my eyes. His movement is so smooth, fluid, and effortless.

Linebacker Davon Durant. The South Carolina commitment flashed all day. He has exceptional speed and athleticism. Durant covers so much ground, and closes well. He's the top junior college linebacker in the region, without a doubt. I expect him to start right away for the Gamecocks.

He's been regarded as one of the best players that one of the Butler C.C. assistants has ever coached on the defensive side of the ball. Durant has all the tools and skills necessary to eventually play on Sundays.

Offensive Guard Will Smith. He's a mauler of an interior offensive lineman. The Jayhawks are getting a lineman that epitomizes a prospect with a lot of nastiness. His strength sets him apart and the technique he displays is very sound. He'll be a body-mover in Lawrence.

Offensive Tackle Tyler Howell. He's a prototype left tackle that has the size and athleticism to play on Sundays as well. 6-foot-8, 315 cut-up monsters do not grow in trees. He also has the wingspan and reach to prevent stronger defensive ends from getting up into his body and pushing back.

Howell is not a finished product yet, and could benefit from increased strength, but his footwork is crisp and his tools he brings to the table are something unable to be taught.

Linebacker Phil Williamson. The former Tar Heel linebacker is very, very raw but his athleticism is off the charts. He's a run and jump athlete that flies all over the field and makes things happen. He doesn't always know what he's doing but he's a playmaker that does everything fast and hard.

Linebacker Kaleb Ringer. A middle linebacker, the former Michigan Wolverine finishes out a strong linebacking core for the Grizzlies. His football IQ and instincts are excellent, and loves to hit. He's working at another chance at the FBS level. Agility and overall quickness are areas he'd like to improve upon, but he has the size to produce in run defense.

Defensive End Ulric Jones. He looks like a million bucks coming off the edge. He's every bit of 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds, while still having elite athleticism. Jones is a lot like Marquavius Lewis, but just a little more slender and not as elite of a burst.

Defensive End Jamone Boyd. At 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, Boyd is another prospect that jumps off the page and is worthy of FBS offers. He was not on my radar when I showed up to observe practice, but I left with a strong impression of his talents. A strong final season for the Grizzlies in terms of productivity could propel him into more college interest.

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