Norcross (Ga.) wide receiver Brice Butler has emerged as one of the most coveted wide receiver prospects in the country. The son of former Atlanta Falcons defensive back Bobby Butler has seen his offer sheet go from solid to impressive during the last three days as many of the nation's top programs have come calling with scholarship offers.
"Miami, Notre Dame, Florida, and USC have offered me during the past few days," Butler said.
Butler, who previously held offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, California, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Louisville, Mississippi State, Oregon State, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Fresno State, talked about each of his new offers and added that everyone who has offered him was still in the mix.
The offer from the Canes was big.
"The University of Miami is a good school," he said. "They had a dynasty earlier in the early part of the decade and they are going to get back together with the new coaches. That's a good offer to get from them. That's a big time offer right there because they don't give out too many of those."
Bill Lewis is recruiting Butler for the Fighting Irish.
"That's another big time offer you know because there is some history behind there," he said. "(Notre Dame head coach) Charlie Weis is an offensive genius and they've got Jimmy Clausen, who was the No. 1 senior quarterback in the nation last year."
Stan Drayton recruits the Atlanta area for the Gators.
"Florida, they throw the ball," Butler said. "They are the national champion and they've got a good team. Plus, they have (rising sophomore and former five star quarterback prospect) Tim Tebow."
South Carolina assistant coach Shane Beamer is recruiting Butler for the Gamecocks, who also offered this week.
"Steve Spurrier is a good coach," Butler said. "I think he will turn that program around a lot."
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Butler has not eliminated any school that has offered him.
"It's wide open right now," he said. "I haven't taken any visits. I haven't talked to the coaches and sat down with them to get the feel of where I am going yet. If you'd asked me about this before the beginning of my junior season I wouldn't have known, but God blessed me to get all of these offers.
"The only thing I can do is just smile."
Butler will begin the process of whittling it down starting this weekend. He is on spring break next week and will make unofficial visits to a number of schools.
"This Friday I am going to Penn State," he said. "On Tuesday, I will be at Arizona State. I am also hoping to visit USC, Louisville and Florida and I am going to visit Notre Dame and Alabama."