Star RB Tyson Butler Commits to the Bulls

This weekend was the first of a crucial stretch for USF, and they started it off with a bang. This time the Bulls got a verbal commitment from Tyson Butler of Lake Cypress. Butler was one of the more sought after running back prospects in Florida. USFNation.com - Get it First, Get it Fast!

This weekend was the first of a crucial stretch for USF, and they started it off with a bang. This time the Bulls got a verbal commitment from one of the more sought after running backs prospects in Florida, Tyson Butler from Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, FL. Butler is a versatile 5-foot-10 inches, 175 pound running back that also had offers from Pitt, West Virginia, Indiana, Iowa State, Tennessee, and Central Florida. 

"I committed to coach Leavitt today, it's close to home and I really liked the people, the coaches the players, I got along with them real well." 

Butler rushed for 1,928 yards this season and gained nearly 8 yards per carry with 25 touchdowns. Tyson led Cypress Lake High School to a 6-5 record and a berth in the Florida state 4A playoffs this season. Tyson accumulated approximately 2,000 all-purpose yards, and has been recruited by some as a running back/athlete. Butler is capable of playing a number of positions on both sides of the ball. The Bulls however, are primarily recruiting him as a running back.

"I'm coming in as a running back, and then we'll go from there."

The Bulls and a long list of other schools including Pitt and West Virginia, have coveted Butler for some time now.

"It was basically down to USF and Pitt."

Butler's host was Nate Allen, also from Fort Meyer, and said he totally enjoyed his visit and got along with everybody he met.

"My highlight of the visit was when we got to go out on the boat the first night. That was really cool. I've never been on a boat like that before. All the coaches and players were there and we had dinner on the boat."

" I also really liked just hanging out with the players, they showed us all around and stuff, that was fun."

Tyson, who has never been to USF before, was impressed with the campus and the facilities.

"I loved everything about it, it was nice, and the campus was great. The facilities were really nice, they were the biggest one that I've seen, and they were bigger than Pitt."

"Another thing is my family and friends are basically down the block from the school so that came into play."

"I really liked coach Leavitt, I've met him before he's a cool guy, and Coach Franks is really a great guy, I feel good about both of them"

Butler said he's through taking visits and is glad that he made his decision.

 "I'm excited about my choice, and I'm not taking any more visits"

  

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