Two Early Offers For Butler Tailback

Butler RB Kobe McCrary (6-1, 230) is a big back who is drawing a lot of early attention. He played a backup role for the Grizzlies as a freshman last season, but this year he should get a bulk of the carries and he plans to make the most of every opportunity...

"I have offers from Idaho and Southern Mississippi right now," McCrary told recently. "I have interest from Utah State, Louisville, Arkansas State and Arkansas."

As a freshman last season, McCrary got just 38 carries for 195 yards and two touchdowns.

"I was the backup (to Oklahoma State bound Chris Carson) last year, so this is my year," McCrary said. "I'm a one-cut, down-hill runner. I'm always falling forward when I get tackled."

As a prep, McCrary enjoyed a solid career at Chipley (Fl.) High School, but he was unable to qualify for a scholarship to a four-year program so he began to look around for a junior college program to call home and a bond he formed with an assistant coach was the deciding factor on where he'd continue his football career.

"Me and the DBs coach, coach (Jordan) Abbott built a close relationship," McCrary said. "Butler has a very good tradition of having good running backs and I knew if I was successful here, I'd be able to move on to a four-year school."

McCrary is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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