Butler In Good Hands with Zach Ferguson

Butler High School has one of the best football programs in the country. The Bulldogs have three of the top junior prospects in the nation, but it is an under-the-radar senior, who may be having the best season of anyone on the team.

Zach Ferguson (6'4/205) is quietly having a record-breaking season at Butler High School in Matthews, N.C. The senior wide receiver broke former Butler and current Virginia Tech receiver Jarrett Boykin's school record for catches in season last week. However, Ferguson is waiting for his first scholarship offer.

"It all starts with Zach in my opinion, from a leadership standpoint and everything else," said head coach Brian Hales.

After losing in the opening game to Mallard Creek, Ferguson and Butler have ripped off 11 wins in a row.

"We started the season at Mallard Creek and that was a big loss, but overall I think that helped the team a lot," said Ferguson. "We bounced back from that and have gone undefeated since then."

The Bulldog's senior has attracted a significant amount of attention from several schools.

"Towson, Duke, Vanderbilt, and North Carolina State are recruiting me pretty hard," Ferguson said. "All those schools want me to take official visits. I think I am going to take an official to West Virginia also. I would also like to visit Tennessee, even though they haven't been recruiting me heavily, I really like that school," Ferguson said.

Even with all his success this season, Ferguson is still trying to improve.

"I am working on improving my speed and quickness," he said.

Ferguson, a strong student, is looking for more than football when it comes to choosing a college.

"It starts with education," said Ferguson. "I also want to get a feel for the school and want to go to a school where I can fit in."

Ferguson plays in arguably the toughest conference in the state of North Carolina. He has 67 catches for over 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. He is a big receiver and is deceptively athletic. The Bulldogs' star has tremendous hands and has a knack for making big plays. He has taken his game to a new level in the playoffs. Last week, he had nine catches for 180 yards and three touchdowns against Independence. Scholarship offers will come for Ferguson and he will be a very good college football player. Butler plays Greensboro Page in third round of the state playoffs Friday.

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