Butler Loves LA

Five-star wide receiver Brice Butler is one of the most polished receivers in the 2008 class. The 6-3, 190 lb receiver from Norcross (Ga.) verbally committed to USC back in August and took his official visit this weekend to watch the Trojans take on the Arizona Wildcats.

The entire Butler family made it out to Los Angeles to see the Trojans beat the Wildcats 20-13. 

"I came with my whole family. My brother came too. It was cool we all had a lot of fun," said Brice Butler.

Butler said he felt right at home in Los Angeles. 

"I like the location because I'm from the city and LA is probably like the ultimate city," said Butler.

For Butler the best part of the trip was just getting to hang around with the players and see how they prepare for a game. 

"I hung out mostly with Jordan Campbell and Marc Tyler. I had a lot of fun hanging out with the guys. I liked being with the whole team just going to meetings and stuff," explained Butler.

When asked why he chose the Trojans he said the coaches made all the difference. 

"I like the coaches a lot. I like the way they handle their players. They like to have fun a lot but along with the fun they want you to be competitive and get your work done. I really like that," said Butler. "They are very social with the players. They are all up tempo type guys. They aren't like your typical old coaches that just sit in their room. Most of the coaches are young like Todd McNair and Brendan Carroll."

After six games in his senior year, the silky smooth receiver has led his team to a 5-1 record with 20 catches for 365 yards and six touchdowns. But Butler realizes that he still has work to do before he arrives on the USC campus. 

"I have been trying to improve on everything man because there is always room to get better," said Butler. "The one thing I know I need to improve on the most for college is blocking, because here you can throw guys around because they aren't as strong as you are. But in college they're going to be bigger than me.

The Trojans look like they are poised to have another top 3 recruiting class and Brice Butler has been working to get other big time players to join him at USC.

"I'm trying to recruit Deion Walker. I haven't talked to him in a while so I need to hit him up," said Butler. "I'm recruiting Omar Hunter too. The defensive tackle out of Atlanta, He really likes USC."

Overall the entire Butler family had a great visit to the west coast. "I would rate it a 10," said Butler. "My commitment has always been pretty solid."

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