Butler Is Getting Closer To A Decision

Brice Butler from Norcoss High School (Ga.) is one of the top wide receivers in the country. Butler has offers from all the top programs, but he's pared his list down to a manageable number as we head into July.

College coaches were on the road during the May evaluation period, but during the summer months, they begin to focus on the upcoming season, and a little less on recruiting. Brice Butler (6-foot-2, 190 pounds) had nearly every coach in the country contacting him in May, so he has noticed the drop-off in recruiting attention.

"For the most part recruiting has been going smooth. Everything has kind of slowed down," Butler responded when asked for an update on his recruitment. "I've taken all trips that I've had to. I might still visit Oregon and Oregon State, but I don't know when that will be done.

"I'm committing soon, probably [around August]. I'm down to ten [schools] now, Notre Dame, USC, Florida State, LSU, Florida, Penn State, Arizona State, Georgia, Oregon and Oregon State.

"Before I commit I'll have it down to five," Butler said. "I'll get it down to five in two or three weeks."

Each school on Butler is considering can provide him several reasons to select the school. When asked about Notre Dame, Butler had specific reasons to have them under consideration.

"Notre Dame is in it because of the quarterback situation, and the coaches," Butler explained. "They have Jimmy Clausen now and they're going to bring in Dayne Crist. They have an offensive genius in Charlie Weis. I think I could start right away if I went up there. It's a good atmosphere up there.

Although Notre Dame has a commitment from wide receiver John Goodman and the Irish have a chance to land Michael Floyd, Butler still views Notre Dame as a good situation for him.

"I'm confident enough in my abilities that I can compete," Butler replied when asked if Goodman and Floyd would affect his decision. "It's a good opportunity for me because I'd have good receivers playing with me and if you want to win a national championship you need more than one good receiver."


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