2015 PF Butts Enjoys Rutgers Visit

Arlington (Va.) Bishop O'Connell three-star 2015 forward LeRoy Butts was one of many high-profile visitors this weekend for the Rutgers basketball program. With a former teammate in the program and relationship with the coaching staff, Butts discussed his visit to Rutgers.

A Saturday Rutgers visit for Arlington (Va.) Bishop O'Connell three-star 2015 forward LeRoy Butts was filled with familiar faces. Butts, who has a verbal offer, has a relationship with head coach Eddie Jordan dating back to his time spent at DC Assault before working with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Butts said he felt comfortable on his visit to campus, where he is also being recruited by associate head coach David Cox.

"I have a real bond with Eddie Jordan," he said. "When he coached at DC Assault, I worked out with him a lot. He showed me around a lot of the program and stuff. I got a good picture of Rutgers."

Another Bishop O'Connell product, Junior Etou, is in his first semester as a Scarlet Knight. He and Butts were teammates on a state title squad last season and maintain a strong relationship.

"He is just telling me that it's been a good experience," he said. "He said they're treating him well and you can have anything you want down there."

During his visit, Butts received a tour of the campus, met other recruits and players and took in a football game.

"I thought that their academics are great and it's a great atmosphere," he said. "I like that a lot of their players graduate."

Butts sat with the Rutgers staff for the Rutgers football victory over Arkansas, where more than 51,000 fans packed into High Point Solutions Stadium.

An unranked early three-star recruit in the class of 2015, Butts checks in at 6-foot-7, 210 pounds and could play the three or four at the college level.

Rutgers has yet to receive its first 2015 commitment and is eager to rebuild depth in the program.

"Say if I commit there, I'd be in the first line of players," Butts said. "If I commit there, I know I'd get a chance to play right away because they're not going to have anybody at my position."

A long time away, Butts plans to make his college commitment on May 9, 2014 – his mother's birthday. He has no leaders but named Cincinnati, DePaul and Miami as the other schools recruiting him the hardest.


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