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A breakout stock riser during the April and July evaluation periods, Devin Butts has become a priority big board prospect for many mid to high major programs. Heading into his senior year, Butts is enjoying the process and moving towards his college decision. He sat down with hypesouth.com to talk about his recruitment.
A 6-foot-5 backcourt prospect who can flat out shoot the cover off the ball from beyond the arc and get teammates involved with his court vision and thread-the-needle passing ability, Butts has set official visits to Georgia State (Aug 30th), South Florida (Sept 7th), Wichita State (Sept 21st), and Mississippi State (Sept 28th), and is considering several other schools for his final official.
While Butts’ recruitment is seemingly shaping up, the 3-star senior explains his upcoming visit tour, talks remaining open to all suitors, and gives a potential signing timetable.
HS– I see that you have four official visits set, what school(s) are you considering visiting for your final official?
DB– It is really up in the air. I have to get a feel for who ever is next. I’ve been building relationships with several schools, so it won’t be long before I decide.
HS– What was unique or stood out about the schools you’ve chosen to take official visits to?
DB– The relationships that I’ve developed with the coaches and the fit as far as the systems they run.
HS– Will you still consider other schools outside of the ones you’ve set officials to?
DB– Yes, as of now my recruitment is still wide open. My family and I are considering all 22 schools that have offered and have been talking to several others weekly. Academics, relationships, and fit will all play a factor.
HS– What is your timetable as it pertains to committing and/or signing?
DB– I would love to commit and then sign during the early period in November because I want to play my senior season with recruitment behind me and continue building a relationship with my new team. I also want to really focus on studying and learning their system so that I can come in ready to go to work.
Team Georgia Magic @DerexButts guard Devin Butts @devinab_1 excels as a shooter from the perimeter and his accuracy from the outside serves to stretch the defenses, which opens up driving lanes for slashers @HypesouthMedia pic.twitter.com/IyGsE70i6y
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) July 16, 2018
There is still roughly three months until November and Devin Butts is still wide open. Whoever lands the three-point specialist should expect a traditional shooting guard who will space the floor in the half-court and knock down open shots at a high-clip in transition.