Duncanville (Texas) offensive tackle Adam Butler has been a regular on the camp scene this spring and summer. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound rising senior was one of the top performers at all three of the Next Level, NIKE and National Underclassmen camps.
His strong performance has not just been limited to settings without pads, though. This spring, a growth spurt and hard work paid off in helping Butler land half a dozen scholarship offers.
"I picked up some offers this spring," Butler said. "Right now I have offers from UNT, Wyoming, Iowa, Utah State, Vanderbilt and Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt both came as a surprise for sure. I was getting out of practice one day, getting ready to go home, and coach called me to his office and out of nowhere I had a Vanderbilt offer."
Butler continued making the camp rounds this summer and is not done just yet.
"I went to the Oklahoma State camp," he said. "I think I did really well at that. I also went to the University of North Texas camp and I did really well at that one too. Both schools had already offered me before that but I still wanted to go and prove myself.
"Right now I also plan to go to Arkansas' camp. I plan to visit Boise State too. That's about all I have planned right now."
Butler says he has gotten particularly close to coaches at a pair of programs.
"Utah State, I've gotten really close with coach (Matt) Wells," he said. "He's the receivers coach, I believe, but he's my recruiter too. We have the best and closest relationship of any school. The coach from Vanderbilt, we've developed a close relationship too."
As for programs that have not yet offered, Butler admits to paying close attention to two of them.
"Oklahoma and Alabama, I'm hoping those schools offer me," he said. "They both came up here to see me several times."