Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Defensive back Tony Butler committed to the Pitt Panthers back in late March but has since decided to reopen his recruitment and the Mountaineers are lurking. Butler will be on the WVU campus this weekend and spoke with BGS about his thoughts before the visit.

Butler, 6’2 195lbs. cornerback from St. Edward (OH), is rated a three star prospect but his performance on the field doesn’t reflect that. Butler holds offers from Arizona State, Cincinnati, Clemson, Maryland, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, and Rutgers just to name a few but the Mountaineers are intriguing to Butler. “I’ve always been a fan of WVU, I grew up watching guys like Steve Slaton and Pat White plus with the culture and fan base there, I just like WVU.”

After decommitting from Pitt earlier this month, the most important thing for Butler is to be 100% sure about his decision before he commits again. “I want to be 100% this time around when I make my decision.” Butler will head to Morgantown this weekend with an open mind and fresh start to his recruitment. “I don’t want to set expectations I just want to go to WVU this weekend with an open mind and see what the experience is like.”

WVU will be the last unofficial visit for Butler.  He has already visited Clemson, Michigan, and Ohio State this summer but says he doesn’t have a leader at the moment and will set his official visits accordingly before making a decision but the Mountaineers are gearing up to land an underrated prospect that could blossom for their defense.

Butler currently holds 22 offers from across the country but has yet to receive one from WVU. That could possibly change this weekend.

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