Butler, to the delight of MSU fans everywhere, wasn't drafted during this past Tuesday and Wednesday Major League Baseball amateur draft.
Butler, a right fielder who batted .320 with 20 RBI and 2 home runs this past season, told Gene's Page what he considered his strong points in baseball. "I'm good at making plays in the outfield and getting on base," said Butler, a first-team MAC All-State football selection this past season. "I have a pretty strong arm, but usually I don't get to use it because nobody runs on me."
Having never attending a football game at State and only one baseball game, Butler knows what the MSU coaches are expecting from him next season. "They talked to me about playing H-Back because, most of the time, they run two tight ends," said Butler, a 7-5A All-Region team selection as a junior. "One is the set tight end and the other one is the H-receiver. If I come in there and step up, I may be able to play a little."
Unlike several other freshmen signees, Butler doesn't plan on attending State during the second summer session. "I am probably going to come in for two-a-days because I'm playing baseball this summer," explained the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder.
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