Butler Looking at Lions

Brice Butler is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the nation this year. Penn State is targeting pass-catchers and Butler is squarely in the Nittany Lions' crosshairs. Is the interest mutual?

Norcross, Ga., wide receiver Brice Butler is well-known among college football coaches this recruiting season. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound product of Norcross High has a slew of offers and is taking visits to schools all over the country.

“I have offers from Notre Dame, Miami, Alabama, Penn State, Fresno State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Louisville, South Carolina and USC,” Butler said. “I have some more offers as well but I don't have them all in front of me.”

Butler is the fifth wide receiver prospect that Penn State has offered this year along with Kenny Tate, DeJuan Miller, Deion Walker and A.J. Alexander.

“I was offered by Penn State probably a month and a half ago,” Butler said. “In fact, I just called Joe Paterno the other day. He was excited to have me come up. I am visiting them with my dad this weekend for their March 31 Junior Day.”

The question on everyone's mind surely is whether the Georgia receiver has any interest in playing college football in the North.

“I have actually never been north of Washington, D.C. before,” Butler said. “My brother goes to college in New York, though. I am wide open and I have no problem getting away from home or going up North.”

In addition to Penn State this weekend, Butler has several other schools on his visit list.

“I visited LSU, Florida State and Georgia Tech already,” Butler said. “After Penn State I plan on visiting Arizona State and then Miami.”

Look for more on Butler as he figures to be a top recruit nationally this year at his size with 4.4 40-yard dash speed.

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