Butrick holds down the middle for Siskiyous

After moving twice in six months, College of the Siskiyous LB Steven Butrick (6-3, 225) got lost a bit and schools who wanted him didn't know exactly where he was. Now that he's firmly entrenched in the middle of the Eagles' defense and the talented, hard-hitting linebacker prospect hopes he gets some D-1 looks in the near future.

"I played my first three years at Golden Sierra (in Garden Valley, Ca.)," Butrick said. "Then I had to move up to Bend, Oregon because of a family thing and I played my senior year there, but then I got sorta homesick, so I moved back and graduated from Golden Sierra so it was confusing for some schools.

"I had an offer to walk on with Oregon State and Western Oregon and Southern Oregon were talking to me as well, but I didn't want to do that, so I decided to go to Siskiyous because of the location and the staff there and I had a couple of buddies going there."

As a freshman for the Eagles, Butrick played in eight games, starting the last three, and posted 32 tackles, two tackles-for-loss and one sack, but this year he's ready to show everyone what he can do from the get go.

"I'm so excited to play ball again, it's hard to explain actually," Butrick said with a chuckle. "They've got me at MIK right now and I feel really comfortable there.

"I think I can read plays pretty well and I watched a lot of film this year just trying to make sure I can play fast when I recognize stuff. I also did a lot of speed drills to just get that down to a good level."

In addition to his impressive size, Butrick also possesses a 4.6 forty time and he reps 225 pounds 10 times on the bench press.

On the recruiting front, Butrick has been getting a steady stream of letters, but no offers at this point.

"Cal, New Mexico State, Utah State and Oregon State all know I'm at Siskiyous and they said they'll be watching me," Butrick said. "They want to see my film of me starting and how I do and I can understand that."

Since Butrick was a full qualifier out of high school he can leave at any time, but he'll be finished with his two-year degree in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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