Recruiting Update: Butler (Offense)

This season, Butler put up an average of 499 yards and 48.6 points per game and they have several top mid-year prospects still looking for homes. caught up with defensive coordinator Tim Schaffner and he gave us the low down on where things stand with each player and what they have to offer...

QB Chandler Whitmer - Whitmer had a huge season, showing poise and an accurate arm, while leading the Grizzlies to an 11-1 record. He currently holds an offer from Connecticut and some other FBS programs are looking at him as well.

2011 Stats: Completed 170 of 289 attempts for 2,824 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions

OL Nate Haremza - Recently committed to Southern Illinois. Had a good season holding down one of the guard spots for the Grizzlies this season.

OL Mike Downard - The Butler coaches think Downard could go to an FBS program, but the only thing holding him back is his height. That being said, all Downard did this season was handle every top interior defensive line prospect thrown at him and he faced off against several in practice every day. Currently Downard has several D-2 programs looking his way, but the hope is a D-1 program comes looking his way.

RB Jasper Sanders - Sanders is a beast and with his speed and quickness, he is a player who has a future at the next level. He just needs to find the right situation. Sanders can block, catch the ball out of the backfield and he can even throw or run some 'Wildcat' when asked.

2011 Stats: 894 yards rushing, 13 touchdowns

WR Kendell Wrenn - Wrenn had a huge season and has great hands and quickness. He runs well with the ball after the catch, has enough speed to get deep and he's tough. Since he won't graduate until May, schools are taking their time with him, but he's being heavily recruited by Baylor and Michigan State as well as as Ole Miss and Houston.

2011 Stats: 55 receptions, 1,159 yards, 11 touchdowns

WR Tyler Dunham - Dunham is a big-bodied wideout with good hands and outstanding read and recognition skills. He has a visit to Missouri State set up for this weekend and Indiana State likes him quite a bit.

2011 Stats: 18 receptions, 202 yards, 2 touchdowns

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