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Butler ready to make his pick

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - There isn't much Crezdon Butler can't do. He plays cornerback, running back, quarterback and even returns some kicks. That is why he has picked up over a dozen scholarship offers and on Thursday Butler will make the announcement on where he'll attend college.
"I have it narrowed down to Clemson and North Carolina State," Butler said. "I am going to make my announcement Thursday. I already have my mind made up, there is nothing left to decide, it's just a matter of making the announcement now."
The 6-foot-0, 180-pound Butler is one of the fastest players on the east coast with his 4.4 second 40-yard dash. He has a 4.20 second shuttle and a 36-inch vertical jump.
Butler took a moment on Monday morning in an in-person interview to breakdown the two schools he has narrowed it down to.
"Clemson is a good football program," Butler said. "I visited up there this weekend, not for any other reason than just to see the campus. I did get to see where they added some seats in the west endzone and have been making facility up grades. I have a really good relationship with coach Napier. I call him about once a week just to talk."
As a junior Butler rushed for over 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns. He passed for 700 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.
"I really like Raleigh, I think it's a great city," Butler said. "I really like the idea of living in a bigger city and I like the atmosphere that the school has. They have really good facilities and the play in a great conference."
Butler is ranked as the No. 4 player in North Carolina and is a four-star and a member of the Rivals 250.
"I based my decision on where I felt the most comfortable at," Butler said. "That's what it really comes down to. I also want to go to a place where I will have the opportunity to play early in my career. I don't necessarily have to start as a true freshman, but I also don't want to sit on the bench until I am a senior."
Butler possesses the ability to play several positions on the college level, but there is one that he prevents over the others.
"I want to play cornerback on the next level," Butler said. "I don't mind playing other places, but I feel like I have more long term potential there. I think I play a lot like Champ Bailey and he is a guy that I try to pattern my game after."
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