Aaron Butlerthe agreement is Colorado coaches were around the same time on his April visit, where his father was joined by Buffaloes coach Deion Sanders and Baltimore Ravens in 2005.
About a month later, Butler, the No. 80 overall recruits in the 2024 ESPN 300, decided to commit to Sanders on Tuesday. He becomes the first Colorado ESPN 300 pledge for the class of 2024. Colorado’s class is at number 24 and ESPN.
“The faith the coaches have in me and the system, knowing how many times the ball will be thrown as a freshman, being able to catch 50 passes,” Butler, who committed. USC until January 11 and had thought Oregon, Alabama, Miami and Arizona, he told ESPN. “I know that by year two, year three I’m going to be expected to be one of the best receivers. I got a chance to put in some production, so that piece is right there.
“Then to have a golden jacket.” [Pro Football Hall of Famer] act like your own great teacher and connect with them and how they care for people. The time and resources they put in and the energy they have. They are trying to win. They’re trying to win right now and it’s contagious. We don’t deserve to be played.”
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Butler is known as an athlete but is drafted as a wide receiver in the offensive partnership with Sean Lewis. He caught 38 passes for 830 yards and 13 touchdowns in nine games for Calabasas High School (California) last season as a junior.
His father, Robb-Davon Butler, signed with San Diego Chargers in 2004 as a defensive back after leaving Robert Morris University. He later went to the Ravens team in October 2005.
“It’s kind of surreal, man, to be honest with you,” Robb-Davon Butler said of his son playing Deion Sanders. “When you get an opportunity, you always know it’s possible that you can play at school. But what we didn’t expect other than the relationship, the history, is how consistent the staff has been, right? So Deion is kind of one piece to a bigger picture.
“His staff is amazing and I want to make sure he gets the credit he deserves because a lot of schools are talking, based on Aaron’s rankings and his film, that he’s very important…. But nobody has shown that — that word — like Colorado. [Aaron] he has learned that actions speak louder than words.”