Rivals 250 cornerback Crezdon Butler has narrowed his list to two schools. Who has made the cut for the four-star prospect and when is he looking to make a decision?
"Clemson and North Carolina State are my top two schools," he said. "Both of them are closer to home and have solid football programs and a good atmosphere. I like North Carolina State because they are in Raleigh. It's a big city there which is nice."
Previously, the 6-foot-0, 180-pounder with 4.35-second speed was planning to visit North Carolina last time we talked to him. He ended up not taking the visit, but was their any reason he backed out?
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"I decided not to go to UNC and instead I'm planning a visit to Clemson," he said. "There was no reason I didn't go, I had to go to work instead."
What is the Asheville, N.C. star planning to see at Clemson?
"I just want to see the school and get to meet all the coaches and some of the players," he said. "The defensive back coach and defensive coordinator told me to call coach Bowden this week. The coaches were saying I can play early and they are graduating a lot of corners and only taking two this year. They already have one they wanted and I'm the other, so I'd say it's looking really good for Clemson right now. Clemson leads a little more because of that and they are a little closer to home."
Meanwhile, North Carolina State mentioned early playing time too.
"They said I could play early on the offensive side of the ball at receiver," he said. "They did say I'd have to redshirt as a freshman though."
With a top two, when is the four-star prospect planning to commit?
"I'm thinking that it is going to be before the season starts, it could be as early as this week or next" he said. "I think I just want to get it over with and then I don't have to worry about it at the end of the season."
With the possibility of playing early in college, what is the No. 4 prospect in North Carolina looking to work on this year to get himself ready?
"At cornerback I want to work on my foot speed, I already break on the ball well," he said. "I want to work on my quickness and change of direction."
Butler accounted for 2,200 yards of offense and 22 touchdowns as a junior. He was named first team all-conference and first team athlete.
Butler has a solid 2.97 GPA and 900 SAT.