B.J. Butler was leaning heavily towards leaving the state and he acted on that feeling this weekend.…
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"The visit to Georgia was excellent – it was just awesome up there," said B.J. Butler. "I never thought it would as nice as it was, I didn't know the stadium was that big, I didn't know they had fans like they do, and I was just amazed by Georgia." The visit to Athens began on Friday. Right away, Georgia let Butler know that he was a priority for them. "I got a lot of love from Coach [Mark] Richt on both Friday and Saturday. He talked to me a lot on Friday and then again on Saturday. He talked to me during their practice on Friday and it was cool." "Most head coaches stand out on the field and stuff, but not Coach Richt. He is just an average guy that casually came up to me at practice and started talking to me. He reminds me a lot of my head coach at Osceola and I like that." "Coach Richt talked to me about a lot of stuff other than football. He is a big Christian guy and I like that. He wants to help prepare me for life after football if I go to Georgia – he told me that he wants to help me with my faith, he wants to prepare me to be a father and a husband, he talked to me about getting ready life after college." "It was a pretty deep conversation and I liked it. He assured me that he wants me at Georgia and that he wants to make be a better man there. I really liked talking to him and he is just a laid back guy that is real easy to get along with. I know he wants me at Georgia and I like him and UGA a lot." The 6-foot-3, 240 pound athlete out of Kissimmee, Fla. Likes the Dawgs so much that he has moved them above anyone else on his list. "Georgia is number one for me now," he said. "It is just them by themselves up there, then Florida number two and Alabama number three." "The campus was real nice, it is beautiful up there, the coaches are first class, and the fans are really into and behind their players. That was one of the biggest highlights for me – fans were asking me and Marc for autographs, they were telling us to come to Georgia, and it was great." "I just feel like I fit in real good at Georgia for a lot of reasons. The coaches made me feel very comfortable and the players did too. I have to say Georgia is on top right now." A couple of current Bulldogs that are from the state of Florida made Butler feel right at home. He spent time with quite a few of the Dawgs while in Athens and he liked how they welcomed him. "Bryan Evans, Carlton Thomas, Rennie Curran, Nick Williams, and Caleb King were a few of the players that I talked to and hung out with at Georgia. The players at Georgia are a little different – they really showed me a lot of love, they didn't act like they were better than me, and they acted like I was one of them already. They have a lot of cool people at Georgia and they give you that warm feeling." That warm feeling led to Deas committing to UGA, so could he join his Kowboy teammate in Athens? "Marc is not pressuring me to commit to Georgia or anything, but we have been talking about playing together for a long time. Now he has committed, so we talked about it a lot coming back and it would be cool if it worked out that way. He teases me about Georgia and all that, but he is going to let me make my decision. I like them a lot like he does, so we will see what happens." Butler said he will likely not make any kind of decision until the fall. He wants to take his time and then commit during his senior season. Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Analyst for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.
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