Things Pick Up For Butler

After two solid seasons for Santa Monica, CB Dejaun Butler (5-10, 190) is ready to move on to the next phase of his football career and education. He recently took a visit to a Pac 12 program and, even though no offer was forthcoming, he's probably going to wait a couple of weeks to see how things shake out...

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 JCFootball.com 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.

"I'm best in coverage, man-to-man, straight-up and just going and competing," Butler noted. "I feel like I can do it all -- cover, play in zone, support the run -- and that should help me at the next level."

On the recruiting front, Butler recently visited Washington and, while no offers has been forthcoming, he said he's willing to wait and see what happens with the Huskies.

"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."

In addition to his interest from Washington, Butler also has offers from New Mexico, Idaho and Texas State.

"I've already visited New Mexico and I think I might take one more while I am waiting on Washington, but I'm not really sure just yet," Butler said.

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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