Butler Talks Penn State

Norcross, Ga., receiver Brice Butler is one of the top pass-catchers in the country for the upcoming class and his offer sheet backs it up. Butler was in State College this past weekend to take in Penn State's second Junior Day. Find out what the Norcross High product thought of his visit and if he plans to visit PSU again.

Brice Butler is being recruited by schools all over the country, including Penn State, Georgia, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Miami, Alabama, USC and a host of others.

He took in the PSU Junior Day with his dad.

“The visit was really great,” Butler said. “I came up with my dad on Friday night and we watched practice and ate with the team and the coaches.

“Saturday they had a scrimmage which was pretty cool,” Butler added. “They looked really solid. They mostly were working to establish the running game.

“I also got to hang out with a lot of the players,” he continued. “I was hanging out mostly with Deion Butler, but I met the whole team. I talked with Jordan Norwood and Justin King and the whole team really. I even met Paul Posluszny, who was there for the scrimmage.

“After practice my dad and I sat down with Coach [Joe] Paterno and just talked about everything. We also met with the whole coaching staff to talk with them. They were just talking about how they really wanted a big play receiver and they wanted me to come there to fill that role.

“We also took a tour of the campus on Saturday and it was huge. We didn’t even get to see the whole campus.”

The Junior Day this weekend for Penn State did not feature as many prospects as Butler was used to seeing at similar events at other schools.

“They only had about 10 recruits there,” Butler said. “They just do small junior days for a few guys instead of having a hundred guys or more.”

Penn State seemed to have left a good impression on Butler as he is looking forward to a return visit.

“I really like them, they are a real cool school,” Butler said. “I set up a visit to come back this fall for the Notre Dame game.”

Butler is wasting no time as he is on spring break checking out schools across the country.

“I got back from Penn State on Sunday and I am at Georgia right now [Monday] for their scrimmage,” Butler said. “I am also headed to Arizona State tomorrow [Tuesday].”

Look for more on Butler throughout the summer and fall including his visit to Happy Valley when the Nittany Lions take on the Fighting Irish.


Fight On State Top Stories