Everybody knows that brute strength is the trademark of the Big 10, but to truly compete on a national championship level you must have players that fly around and make plays. The Wisconsin Badgers have taken a major step toward making sure that speed will be a factor in its future by landing a three-star commitment from one of Pennsylvania’s best.
Philadelphia (Pa.) George Washington three-star athlete Jerry Butler has committed to Wisconsin, picking the Badgers after an official visit this past weekend. Butler, who is 5-foot-8 and 164 pounds, picked Bucky over offers from Indiana, Temple, West Virginia, Akron and Kent.
“When I was growing up, I was a big Nebraska and Wisconsin fan,” Butler said. “When they came by my junior season and said they were going to recruit me, that made me want to work even harder to get to that Division I level. Then Wisconsin brought me up on the visit this weekend, and it was great. The visit was just the icing on the cake. I knew right away that Wisconsin was the place for me.”
Butler, who is one of the fastest players in Pennsylvania with a 4.34-second time at the State College NIKE Training Camp, is a real steal according to his coach Ron Cohen.
“They’re getting a top flight young man and an incredible player,” the coach said. “He’s a true All-America gentleman. He’s also one of the fastest players in the country. He was the top runner in the city last year, and he continued that again this year with 25 touchdowns on only 170 carries. He was unstoppable.”