Josh Butler – West Mesquite (Texas) Cornerback
Height, weight: 5-foot-10, 170 pounds
Commitment Date: July 21, 2014
Why Michigan State: "Michigan State, it’s very similar to our style of defense right now that we have, so I’ll be very familiar with the defense. I’ll just have to learn the plays and develop my body more and I'll have a better chance of actually playing and playing many years and being a good player at Michigan State."
Michigan State dipped into another new area to land Butler in the recruiting class. He got the class rolling with three commits from Texas and he made sure to get up to East Lansing for a visit.
Like Tyson Smith, he brings a perfect fit in his abilities to cover press at the line. He is coming off an ACL tear suffered during his senior season.
Again like Smith, Butler – if healthy – should get a chance to compete for playing time as a freshman since MSU will be looking for contributors at the cornerback position.