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Butler raves about visit to USC

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There isn't a hotter receiver prospect anywhere in the country than Norcross (Ga.) standout Brice Butler. The Rivals 100 prospect took an unofficial visit to USC this past weekend and came away raving about his time in Los Angeles.
Butler, 6-2, 180 pounds is picking up a new scholarship offer almost every day and definitely should be mentioned among the top group of receivers nationally. He has all the physical measurable's you could want including plus size and speed and jumps off the screen when you watch on film.
The receiver has been very pro-active in the recruiting process taking unofficial visits to several schools all across the county. This weekend, it was USC's chance to impress.
"I had no idea what to expect but I was blown away on the visit," Butler said. "I didn't know a lot about USC before except from watching them on T.V.
"They have a great program and are probably the top team in the nation right now. After seeing them up close this weekend, they moved way up on my list.
"I flew in on Friday and after checking in to my hotel, headed over to the campus. T-Mac (Todd McNair) is the coach recruiting me and he and some of the other coaches took me on a tour of the campus and the football facilities.
"I also spent a lot of time talking with the academic people there and spent time at their Marshall School of Business. I want to major in Business in college and USC has one of the best programs around in that department.
"Coach Morton, the new WR coach, spent a lot of time with me as well showing me film on the offense and showing how I would fit in. I feel I can do a lot of different things at receiver, from being a deep threat, to a possession guy as well and they talked about using me in the same way they used Steve Smith.
"USC has a great offense and I think it would be a good fit for me if I went there. I talked to Coach Carroll a lot too and I really liked him and the whole staff. I also spent a lot of time with the players on the team.
"Today (Saturday), USC had their Spring scrimmage and it was fun being out here for that. There was a lot of local recruits there and I talked with a few of them.
"I also talked a lot with Pat Turner, Emmanuel Moody, Mark Sanchez, a lot of guys actually. I talked to the out of state guys about how they adjusted to leaving home and they said it was easy for them. They said when you're winning and playing, it makes it nothing but fun to be out here.
"I have no problem leaving at home at all and my family doesn't have a problem with it either. I have an older brother who plays basketball in New York so that's not even an issue.
"Overall, the trip was great and USC is very high on my list. I have a pretty good idea of who I like right now but I really don't want to say anything publicly until later in the summer.
"I'm going to visit Notre Dame next weekend and that will be my last visit. I've already checked out Arizona State, LSU, Florida State, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Penn State.
"I expect to have my decision made in the summer but I don't want to release it until the middle of the season. We have a lot of good players at our school and I want to keep the colleges coming out so my teammates can get noticed like me. Sometime in the middle of the season, that's when I plan to make my decision public."
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