Butker Leaning Toward One Southern School

Westminster High School (GA) kicker Harrison Butker is being recruited by schools in both the ACC and the SEC. Harrison has three offers and one of those schools has gotten his attention.

"I already have three offers from Georgia Tech, Boston College, and Auburn."

Georgia Tech has hired a new special teams coach and Harrison Butker has had a chance to talk to Coach Dave Walkosky. "He is a very cool guy and from what I can tell when we talk, he really knows how to work the special teams."

Harrison has talked to Coach Walkosky about how he sets up practices and how he gets the most out of his players, kickers, and punters. "He says that he will put a big emphasis on special teams and will make it a big part of the team and work the special team players hard in practice to make them better and to show them that special teams is a huge part of the game."

Hearing this was music to Harrison's ears. "I really like what he had to say to me." Butker also knows that extending scholarship offers to kickers has not been a common practice for Coach Paul Johnson. "I feel honored that he and the staff have extended one to me."

"To be honest, I was talking with my parents and I told them I was blown away with the way my recruiting is going and the offers I have picked up."

In addition to the three offers, Harrision is also receiving letters from Georgia and Auburn. Taking all that into consideration, there is one school that has Butker's attention. "You can say that I am leaning towards Georgia Tech at this point."

Harrison really likes their balance of football and academics. It is also one of the main factors he is looking for in a school. Football is not the only thing he is looking at in choosing a school. "The academics there really mean a lot to me and my mom getting her Masters from Georgia Tech is a plus."

Georgia Tech is looking at Butker to place kick and he would also be used for kickoffs. He would also be groomed as a back up punter. "Coach Walkosky says he likes my strong leg."

Last season Harrison made 15 of 17 field goals. His longest was 51 yards. "One of my misses was a 59 yarder that was just short."

Harrison will be visiting Tech practices this spring and he is also trying to make plans to visit Stanford and Vanderbilt.


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