Another Texas visitor

Akilian Butler

There were three prospects from Texas on the Clemson campus last Saturday for the Florida State game. Two play football and the other is a hoopster.

WR Akilian Butler Profile

The football players were West Mesquite High School juniors Chason Virgil and Akilian Butler. Before Saturday, Butler, a three-star wide receiver, had never been to Clemson.

"It was my first time. It was a great experience. I liked it a lot," Butler told CUTigers on Sunday.

Butler and Virgil spent the night in Atlanta on Friday before heading up to Clemson on Saturday.

"[We] walked around, talked to the fans, got to tour the facilities and talk to the coaches a lot," Butler said.

What stood out?

"I thought it was a great atmosphere and I liked the way they are towards their players and their athletes."

He was impressed with the atmosphere, too.

"It was great. It was loud. It was a good atmosphere to be in. It was a big-time place, a big-time place to be in for a player," Butler said.

He talked to "mostly all of the coaches," but primarily with Chad Morris and Jeff Scott.

Morris serves as his recruiter of note to Clemson.

"He said it was great to seeing me up there and it was great seeing me," Butler said.

It was the first time he and Scott spoke.

"It was great getting to see him and speak to him. He's a great coach, a great guy and a great person," Butler said.

Clemson, which remains his only offer, is the only school he's visited so far this season. He has no other trips planned.

Texas, Georgia, Baylor, California, Arkansas are expressing interest.

"I'm just really looking for a school that wants me. Distance isn't really a problem," Butler said.

As a sophomore, Butler had 28 catches for 380 yards and three touchdowns.

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