Getting Close To Offering?

One of the key areas to watch in recruiting this year will be in the secondary. Will June Jones and staff be able to bring in guys that can give the Mustangs a high power defense along with Jones' offense? Is there a Louisiana corner who could be getting close to an offer? Find out inside PonyStampede.com!

One of the key areas to watch in recruiting this year will be in the secondary. Will June Jones and staff be able to bring in guys that can give the Mustangs a high power defense along with Jones' offense? One cornerback who is getting a lot of attention from the Mustangs is Brother Martin's (LA) Karl Butler. Butler is the teammate of 2009 recruit, Joey Fontana.

Butler does not have any official offers on the table, but is hearing from SMU, Oklahoma, LSU, and UCONN.

"No offers yet. The closest thing that I have is SMU," said Butler. "They told me they are planning on it, but that we would talk more about it this spring."

A 6'1, 187 pound defensive machine, Butler had 4 interceptions along with 25 pass breakups and 20 tackles this season for the Crusaders.

"I know that SMU is a really good school academic wise, but I didn't really know much about their football team before this year," Butler told PonyStampede.com. "A teammate of mine told me what they are doing over there is really good. So I do have lots of interest in them."

Brother Martins is coming off one of their best seasons in school history. After a perfect regular season at 9-0, they were bounced from the playoffs in their first playoff game. Playing in 5A, the defense allowed less than 50 points this regular season.

"I think it was the best defensive team in the history of the school," said Butler. "We are losing some major parts of the core next season, but we have the talent to do it again."

Butler has a 4.55 forty and bench presses 260 pounds. He plans on hitting a few combines this summer, but otherwise does not have any plans other than working on his speed and strength in the weight room.

PonyStampede.com will have more Karl Butler updates as they become available.


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