"I wasn't mad at them, but I was wondering why they hadn't offered yet, because I was interested in them," Butler said.
But defensive coordinator Al Groh finally made the call to Butler while he was at school. The Class of 2013 recruit at Gonzaga College High School was called to his coach's office, where the Georgia Tech coach was waiting on the line.
"That was the first time I had talked (to Groh)," Butler said. "I really like their defense."
With roughly 20 offers collected already, Butler has a tough decision ahead of him, and Georgia Tech will have to work hard to lure him to Atlanta for his college career. But he expects to learn more about the campus and football program when he visits in late spring or early summer.
"I'd have to feel comfortable with the place, wherever I go," Butler said. "And not just with the football players and coaches – I want to find somewhere with a good student body, in a city where I can live, even after I graduate from college."
Coming from Washington, D.C., the big-city boy might find himself at home in Atlanta, and he might find himself right at home in the Yellow Jackets' defense as well.
"I've watched them play, and seeing their D-backs fly all over the place really excites me," Butler said.
But if he is going to choose Georgia Tech in the end, it might be due to the chance to play for Groh. Butler seems to be thrilled that Groh is his recruiting coach, and he is looking forward to meeting the former NFL head coach.
"He's had a lot of success everywhere he's gone," Butler said about Groh. "I mean, he's a defensive mastermind."