Louisiana Athlete Set to Visit SMU

2015 St. Michael ATH Michael Butler is set to visit SMU next week. Will it result in an offer?

SMU seems to be close if not already done at the wide receiver position, but it appears that there could be a spot available for Baton Rouge (La.) St. Michael athlete Matthew Butler.

Butler has been in contact with SMU receivers coach Jason Phillips, who likes what Butler can do after the catch, but even though Butler has experience on both sides of the ball, SMU would like him at receiver.

"I've been talking to Coach Phillips on and off. He says he really likes me as a wide receiver. I can play anywhere on the field. But I would like to play offense because I want to make exciting plays with the ball in my hands."

Butler loves SMU and likes the allure of playing in the football-crazy state of Texas so much so that his recruitment would likely be over.

"If SMU were to offer me, I would probably commit there. I would love to play in Texas and picking up an offer from them would be amazing."

The 5-7, 150-pound athlete will be headed down to SMU next week to visit and see the campus, but it's not the first time he's been to the Hilltop.

"I'm excited about the visit. I've already been down there once I actually visited last year, and I felt like I was in another world. All the nice cars and big houses were amazing. The campus is brand new, and the education is top notch."

Butler is very much focused on getting a great education at the next level, but also had to worry about his health a little bit this spring. That's not stopping him from having high expectations for next season.

"Spring ball went well. I bounced back from a hamstring injury, and now I'm working to get bigger and faster, so I can stay healthy," Butler said. "My goals are to help me team get past the first round of the playoffs and go out with a bang."

Butler has visited Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe. He currently holds no offers and was clocked at a 4.7 laser-time at a Nike Sparq camp recently.

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