Although not one of the biggest running backs in the region, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle's Kylan Butler showed at the NorCal NIKE Camp last weekend that he's a very talented athlete and worthy of his early offer from Arizona.
Butler, 5-7, 180 pounds had a very solid junior season splitting time in the backfield a year ago. Butler rushed for 761 yards and 13 touchdowns a year ago and added 294 yards and four more scores receiving to earn HM all-city honors.
At the Stanford NIKE Camp, Butler was probably the best pure athlete in what was a pretty strong group of running backs. Butler showed incredibly quick feet and was very impressive in all the SPARQ drills.
He had tremendous body control and was very fluid in his movements. Butler showed great cutting ability in the cone drills as his cuts were sharp and quick and he could really accelerate in and out of those cuts.
The athlete was very shifty and aggressive in attacking the line of scrimmage in the 1-on-1 drills and is definitely a threat as a receiver out of the backfield. We don't see Butler as an every down back in college but he has a chance to be great all-purpose player at the next level.