Jake Butt on learning TE, recruiting Green

Michigan tight end commit Jake Butt was in action today in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl practice. GBW was there to check in with Butt, as he talked about his experience so far, what he is trying to improve on in practice, his recruitment of Derrick Green, and more.***Please checkout his full video interview below***

Pickerington North (Ohio) tight end Jake Butt says he's enjoying his experience at the US Army All-American and looks forward to showcasing his ability against the best.

"So far it's been a great experience," Butt said. "It's everything you can expect. They're giving us a lot of nice gear, feeding us great, coming out here and practicing against the best in the nation, it's what you expect."

A four-star prospect and No. 5 tight end in the latest Scout.com rankings, Butt will be playing for the West-team this Saturday. "It's definitely a lot different than Friday night back at Pickerington North," Butt said."You can't take a single play off, cause these guys are going just hard as you. It forces you to play to the best of your ability. You find out how good of an athlete you truly are."

At 6-foot-6, 220-pounds, Butt is using this opportunity to learn new playing styles before he gets on campus next fall.

"Just taking it all in from the coaching," Butt said. "A lot of the time this season I was standing up. They had me with my hand down here. So I am just trying to absorb as much of the coaching as possible, because that's what I'll be doing up in Ann Arbor. And of course, I'll be looking forward to playing in front of 40,000 people on the (Jan. 5.)"

Recruiting Green forBlue

Butt's teammate on the West squad is five-star running back Derrick Green, who is one of the Wolverines top remaining targets in their 2013 recruiting class. And coincidentally, Butt flew on the same plane with Green's parents on his way to Texas.

"I actually talked to his parents a little bit," Butt said on his interaction with Green's parents. "They were on the same plane ride as me. I kept telling them, ‘There is no other place in America that you can go to a college like Michigan.' They were like, ‘I know, we understand.' It's a process. It's a lifetime decision. So he'll make the right decision."

Did Green's parents hint who the leader was at the moment?

"They're doing a good job of not giving away anything… and same with him," Butt said.

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