The LSU staff entertained two of the top prospects from the Peach State over the weekend and on his first unofficial visit of the year, standout receiver Brice Butler was very impressed with what he saw.
"My trip was real nice,"
said Butler. "LSU is a
real good place to be. I really enjoyed myself and had a good
On his trip,
Butler got a chance to see all
of the facilities that LSU players have at their disposal but he also got a good
chance to see what it was like to be a Tiger away from the
"I got to watch a
scrimmage and then hang out with the players," said Butler. "I mostly
got to know Early Doucet and some of the other guys. We hung out at their
apartment and talked about stuff. They basically just answered all my questions
that he enjoyed the scrimmage and that he would be a good fit in the
"I could see myself
playing with these guys," said Butler. "Their
bodies are bigger, but I think I could hang with them. There quarterback can put
the ball anywhere and they have four or five running backs, so they'll be able
to open up the pass for their receivers to make plays."
Les Miles sat down
with the Georgia product for about 20 minutes
but rather than just talk about football he reiterated the importance of
"We talked a little
about the depth chart and how I would have a good opportunity to come in and
play wide receiver," said Butler. "We mostly
talked about earning a degree and how that was his number one
the most important thing he found out about LSU on his visit, was how dedicated
to academics the school is.
facility is off the charts," said Butler. "You cannot
fail at all. Unless you just don't care about your grades, they are going to
make sure you earn your degree."
So how does this
trip affect LSU's status on Butler's
"Well, I don't
really have a top five right now, but I had a group of 10 schools that I liked,"
said Butler. "LSU moves
way up there, now. This was my first unofficial visit, so I can't really compare
it, but it was great and moved LSU high up there."