Heels Get Jump On Butler

Crezdon Butler is quickly learning how fast recruiting can happen.

After expecting his first offer to come from Wake Forest after visiting in February, the Asheville (N.C.) cornerback and quarterback picked up his first offer from North Carolina after visiting for the Tar Heels' junior day earlier this month.

"It's pretty good, but kinda crazy," said the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder of his recruitment. "I've heard a lot of interest, and they want me to play both cornerback and wide receiver.

"Virginia, I'm expecting them to offer soon, and Clemson. North Carolina is the only school that has offered so far, and that means a lot to me."

More teams continue to show interest after seeing video of Butler after his junior year in which Butler passed for 764 yards, and adding another 1445 yards on the ground for a total of 16 touchdowns on offense.

Though the first offer is in, Butler does not want to make any final place this early in the process.

"I'm going to wait a while so I can see what is going to happen," he said. "Right now, I have just the same interest in everybody."

At 6-1, Butler is long and lean as a defensive back with good hips and a great break on the ball. Moving to quarterback for his junior season was the best thing that could happen for Butler so he can learn the position and it certainly helped his play on the defensive side of the ball.

This summer, he plans to attend the U.S. Army All-American regional combine at Duke in April.

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