Butler to visit Panthers

The Panthers have offered a number of quality prospects from the state of Florida. It appears the Panthers are a finalist for a versatile athlete from Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, FL. Read on for details.

"Our team is off to a 3-2 start. Right now, I'm the second leading rusher in the state of Florida. I feel like I'm off to a very strong start," stated versatile athlete Tyson Butler (5-foot-11 inches, 175 pounds) from Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, FL.

Pitt, West Virginia, Tennessee, Iowa State, Indiana and Central Florida have offered Butler a scholarship. Tyson is capable of playing running back, wide receiver and cornerback on the next level.

"I have three strong favorites: Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Tennessee," stated Butler. "I definitely plan on taking a visit to Pittsburgh. I'm in the process of setting something up with Coach (Aubrey) Hill. The way it looks now, I'll probably visit after the season."

Panthers' wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill has been primarily recruiting Butler. He ran for 819 yards on 113 carries and scored 14 touchdowns as a junior. Tyson caught 13 passes for 345 yards and scored 3 touchdowns as well.

"I really like Pittsburgh and I can't wait to visit. They are recruiting me as an athlete but I think they are the only school to give me strong looks on offense. I feel that I can make an impact as a running back or wide receiver."

"Most of the other schools like me as a cornerback. I can shut down most wide receivers. I'm not saying I don't like defense, but I think I prefer offense on the next level. I'm a playmaker."

Tyson is capable of running a 4.4 forty-yard dash. He has been a three-year letterman for Cypress Lake High School.

"Playing time is important to me. I would like to see the Panthers depth chart and where I would fit in. I realize there will be competition at any position. It's important to me that I feel comfortable as well. Coach Hill has told me there are a ton of players from Florida on their team. If they can handle the colder weather, I figure I can too."

Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at harrypsaros@msn.com.

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