April 18, 2009

Dawgs get fourth commitment

One of Florida's most versatile players is going to be calling Georgia home.

Late Saturday, Osceloa (Fla.) High's BJ Butler told UGASports that he has committed to play football for the Bulldogs, joining prep teammate and linebacker Marc Deas, who committed to Georgia last week. Butler (6-foot-3, 235 pounds), said he actually gave Georgia coach Mark Richt the word Thursday.

At Osceola, Butler starred both on the offensive and defensive side for the Cowboys as a junior in 2008, passing for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns. In a limited role at defensive end, he collected 35 tackles and had three sacks.

Butler chose the Bulldogs over Michigan, Texas Tech, Alabama and Florida. His frame is expected to allow him to grow into a fulltime defensive end.

"No doubt it looks like Georgia got the package that teams across the country were after," Deas said.

Butler's commitment gives Georgia four verbals for the Class of 2010, joining Deas, defensive end Jalen Fields and offensive lineman Kolton Houston.


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