Butler Impressed With Michigan Visit

Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward junior safety Tony Butler is currently committed to Pittsburgh. However, the three-star prospect still took in a visit to Michigan on Thursday. Read his reaction inside.

Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward junior safety Tony Butler is still committed to Pittsburgh. But that didn't stop him from taking a visit to Michigan on Thursday.

"The visit went well," Butler said. "I liked everything I saw. The campus is great. The facilities are nice. I had never been to the Big House before. It was what I expected and more.

"The coaching staff knows exactly what they are doing. Practice was [fast] paced. I talked with most of the coaches. I talked with [coach Jim Harbaugh], he liked my film and he's going to keep in contact. [Defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin] liked what he saw. The DB coaches liked and loved my film. I talked to them privately a little bit. ... I enjoyed my visit."

While the trip was an overall success, Butler still left without a Michigan offer. Although, he says an offer may be happening soon.

"I don't know when it's going to happen," Butler said of a U-M offer. "But hopefully sooner rather than later. But I can feel an offer coming soon."

What would an Michigan offer mean to Butler?

"Not sure," he admitted. "It would definitely be a big one. I really don't know what would happen. Just going to go with the flow and see how things go."

At 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, Butler's rare size and speed have other top programs interested in his services. But admits it would take a lot for him to consider decommitting from Pitt.

"I'm just really be patient with the whole process," Butler said. "I just committed to Pitt two weeks ago. A lot of teams are trying to get me to decommit right now and flip to them. Things like that. I committed to Pitt for a reason.

"For me to decommit it would definitely be a tough decision because of coach [Pat] Narduzzi. Me and him are really close. Me decommitting form him, is like decommitting from my father. Me decommitting would be a big thing."

Now that he has made his way to Ann Arbor, Butler says he is going to hold up on visiting any more schools to focus on his current track & field season.

"I'm just going to chill out, cool down for a while. I went to Ohio State and Michigan. Now I just want to calm down, just train and work on my track [season]."


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