Butler Is The Newest Ute...Again

JUCO CB/WR Cory Butler flipped his commitment from Kansas to Utah, and is Utah's first 4 star commit

Utah picked up it's first 4 star commit of the 2015 class on Sunday, and it's a name that is very familiar to Ute fans. LA Harbor Junior College CB/WR Cory Butler flipped his commitment from Kansas to Utah and becomes the 19th commit of the 2015 class. Butler originally committed to Utah in early February 2014, but flipped to Kansas in the Spring. With some uncertainty with the Kansas program Butler decided to re join the Utes and isn't looking back.

"The family environment was the biggest reason really (for committing to Utah). There's nothing like it and I just feel really comfortable there. Also their academics played a big role, as I want to major in business and they have a great business program."

Butler was on an official visit to Utah this weekend, as the Utes played the Oregon Ducks, and despite heartbreaking loss the game atmosphere made a big impression on the talented athlete. "The atmosphere was crazy! The fans were way loud and the game was great, even though they lost. I can't wait to play in that stadium!"

Despite all the positives that Utah program brings to the table for Butler, it's very possible that the biggest reason he flipped his commitment is the uncertainty at Kansas following the firing of head coach Charlie Weis. "That was a big reason in my choosing to de-commit. There was just a lot uncertainty with the program, and since I'm coming from junior college I only have so many years to play in college, so I wanted to make sure I'm part of a great program."

As for when he gets to Utah, Butler will have the opportunity to play on both sides of the ball, as well as return punts and kicks, but is mainly focused on one position. "Utah is primarily recruiting me for cornerback but they're saying I can play offense as well, which would be nice, but I'm a cornerback first and foremost."

The talented two way athlete has 46 tackles, 4 TFL's, 6 PBU's and 5 INT's (1 for TD) on defense this season at LA Harbor, in addition to 105 yards receiving, 1 TD catch, 445 kickoff return yards and 1 kickoff return for touchdown.

Butler will have 3 years to play 2 when he arrives at Utah, and won't be arriving till Summer 2015, but is solid in his decision to be a Ute this time. "I'm shutting down my recruitment. I'm going to Utah."

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