Reggie Butler: First Look at 2008 Safety

Baytown Lee Safety Reggie Butler has the potential to be one of the best safety prospects in Texas for the class of 2008. As a sophomore, he made his presence felt by making big plays in the secondary. Several schools have already shown interest in Butler, but a Big 10 school is on the top of his wish list.

"Hopefully I can play at Michigan for Coach Lloyd Carr," Reggie Butler said. "Also U of H (Houston), I'd like to go there because it is close to home or somewhere on the West Coast, maybe Oregon."

Butler established Michigan as his overall leader. What makes the Wolverines his favorite?

"The rivalry that Lloyd Carr has with Ohio State and Michigan State," Butler said. "Their games are always pumped up and everybody is enjoying it and having fun."

Butler's play at Baytown Lee has grabbed the attention of several other elite programs including Tennessee and Oklahoma State.

The 5-foot-11, 150 pound Butler runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds. He recorded 95 tackles and had two interceptions as a sophomore. These impressive numbers earned him 2nd team All-District honors.

Butler is looking for a good academic school and a great coach. He wants to check out the atmosphere in Ann Arbor sometime during the fall.

Last week, Baytown Lee squared off against Beaumont Central. Lee lost the game, but Butler played well. He had three deflected passes and five tackles. This kid has the potential to be something special on the next level.


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