Stepping Stones: Reggie Butler

Baytown Lee had a resurgence in 2006 after a subpar 2005 season, and one reason for the Ganders ascent back to the playoffs was DB Reggie Butler, the 6'0 170 pound safety with 4.6 speed, earned second team all 21-3A honors as a junior.

Butler as a sophomore posted 94 tackles along with 2 interceptions seeing time in the LHS secondary.

Reggie along with showing his wares on the gridiron is a member of the Ganders basketball team during the winter. "My intelligence is the strongest part of my game, I seem to be in the right place and right time a lot of the time. I also have good ball skills. This off-season I am looking to work on getting faster and stronger," said Butler.

Stanford, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Purdue Houston, Oregon, Michigan and North Carolina have all shown interest in the defensive back from Baytown but at this time it looks like Stanford is in the lead to land Butler. "I really like Stanford, it's a great school and they have shown me the most interest."

During the summer before the 2005 season, Reggie was a member of the Baytown Lee seven on seven state champion team, last summer Butler again was a key cog for Lee's seven on seven team that advanced to the state semi-finals last year.

Look for Butler to attend the University of Houston's mini-camp along with again trying to lead the Ganders seven on seven team to a state championship. When asked about a timetable for a possible decision Butler says he is looking to make a decision before the start of the 2007 season, "I want to focus on my senior year and try to lead us to a long playoff run, personally I just want to improve my all-around game, if I do that it will help the team."


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