Trip Report - Dejaun Butler

One of the surprise visitors from last weekend, Santa Monica CB Dejaun Butler, talks about his trip to Montlake and where things stand in the recruiting process...

"It was a great time up there. They have a great school and a great program and I really liked the staff a lot," Butler told "John Ross was my host and we spent a lot of time together. I also spent some time with guys I already knew -- Brandon Beaver and Jaydon Mickens -- so it was really comfortable for me and I really liked my trip there a lot."

Butler came away without an offer from the Dawgs, but that could be in the offing if he makes progress on the academic front.

"The staff there is all new and they are working on their numbers," Butler said. "I already know a couple of guys there and I really like the staff and they play in the Pac 12, so I'm probably going to wait and see where things go with them."

As far as other offers, Butler has full rides from Idaho, New Mexico and Texas State and he took a visit to see New Mexico a couple of weeks ago.

"I have some good options, but like I said, Washington is where I want to be, so I'm going to wait a little while before I make a decision," Butler added.

Butler prepped at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Ca. and enjoyed a solid career there. However, he was unable to qualify, so he headed to Santa Monica to get his academics in order and to further his football future.

"I loved the staff here and felt like they could get me ready for the next level," Butler told recently. "I also liked the academics and I knew they have great academic support so it would help me get to a point where my grades wouldn't hold me back anymore."

As a two-year starter for the Corsairs, Butler was usually tasked with covering the top wideout on the opposing offense and this past season he posted 39 tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, three interceptions, three pass breakups and one blocked field goal.

Butler is on pace to graduate in May and, starting this fall, he will have three years to play two once he arrives at whichever school he signs with.

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