May 10, 2007
Butler embraces leadership role
Two years ago at this time, Penn State wide receiver Deon Butler was a relative unknown.
At C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Va., Butler was rated a one-star cornerback with no offers from strong Div. IA football schools. Frankly, his options for playing college football were simply not good.
Sure, Akron had an offer out and he was interested.
"I really liked Akron and from what I see, it's the best choice right now," Butler told VirginiaPreps.com in 2004.
Well, considering his options, he really didn't have much of a choice.
Wake Forest, the only major school that sent out an offer, pulled it because the Deacons had already filled their quota for defensive backs for the recruiting season. Cincinnati never offered, and William & Mary was about the only other team in the running.
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