Scout 300 WR Shaquon Anderson-Butts looking SEC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12

MONTVALE, N.J. -- Scout 300 receiver Shaquon Anderson-Butts breaks down schools he is planning to visit.

Four-star Shaquon Anderson-Butts, the No. 1 receiver in Pennsylvania, is planning a few SEC trips in the summer and is trying to make his way to the west coast.

The Harrisburg (Pa.) High standout will be at Florida on June 10, and he is scheduling a trip to AlabamaBaylor and Oregon are desired destinations, and Anderson-Butts plans on making return visits to West Virginia and Penn State as well.

In fact, Anderson-Butts will be at Penn State in June and return in July.

"My team does a 7-on-7 at Penn State, so I will be there in June for that," he said. "I'm going to the Lasch Bash (n July). I still like them a lot. I like the new offense they brought in. They got a new offensive coordinator (Joe Moorhead) and then everything changed. They won 10 games, they won the Big Ten. Everything is going uphill and it's great."

The other school Anderson-Butts knows well in West Virginia, where he visited twice.

"They want me, and they said they need me bad on offense," Anderson-Butts said. "They said I fit well in their offense, and they could us me a lot, and in many different ways. They pass the ball a lot. I went to their spring game, and that's all they did for the whole game."

He also went to West Virginia's game against Oklahoma, and took plenty of positives out of it.

"It was snowing and it was freezing," he said. "I like the campus. I like the facilities, and everything is real nice."

From memories of the cold to the warmth, Anderson-Butts said Alabama recently became more involved. The Crimson Tide were already recruiting teammate and defensive end Micah Parsons, the No. 2 recruit in the nation.

So, what intrigues Anderson-Butts the most about the school?

"It's Alabama, so the winning tradition," Anderson-Butts said. "And the wide receivers coach (Mike Locksley) really likes me and he wants me to come down there and get a feel for him. He's a cool guy, and I know he's a good recruiter. When he was at Maryland, he got Stefon Diggs, and then his brother, Trevon Diggs, went to Alabama."

Prior to a possible trip to Alabama, though, Anderson-Butts will visit Florida during the second week of June.

Gators assistant coach Ja'Juan Seider, a former West Virginia assistant, built a relationship with Anderson-Butts during his time with the Mountaineers.

"It was my dream school when I was little," Anderson-Butts said. "They were in the SEC championship the last two years. It was Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin and all those guys, and they were on ESPN all the time. I liked them."

Anderson-Butts was trying to make a trip to Oregon for its spring game, but it did not work. So he is planning on making an official visit to see the Eugene school. He likes the tempo of the offense.

"Fast, fast, fast, and it's Oregon," Anderson-Butts said. "That gear is crazy, and I heard their facilities are great."

He is also building a strong relationship with coach Willie Taggart.

"He's a cool dude and good recruiter," Anderson-Butts said. "When I talk to him, it's like a brother feeling, like he's one of my friends."

Finally, there is Baylor. 

After hiring coach Matt Rhule away from Temple, the Bears moved into South Jersey and landed a trio of players in the 2017 class. Harrisburg is located less than two hours from the Temple campus, and Rhule and his staff were one of the first schools to recruit Anderson-Butts.

"When they were at Temple, they gave me my first offer," he said. "They went to Baylor, and they kept in touch. When you are in Texas, you can stay in Texas (to recruit). With them coming back here, it's a good feeling. It shows they really want me."

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