As National Signing Day approaches, college coaches want to make sure there are no problems with their prospects sending in their National Letters of Intent. It’s one of the reasons Notre Dame assistant Scott Booker dropped by 2013 Irish cornerback commit Devin Butler’s house on Sunday.
“He was just showing me where to sign and getting me familiar with the whole document,” the Washington, D.C. native said of Booker’s visit.
Coaches have a tendency to be paranoid by nature and the idea of showing somebody where to sign a piece of paper may or may not be an example of that.
“No reason to be paranoid about me,” Butler laughed.
Overall, Butler enjoyed getting the chance to spend more time with Booker.
“It was cool,” the Gonzaga College Prep star said. “This was the second time he’s been over, so it was cool. He’s real comfortable. We talked about everything from church to barbershops and where he grew up. We talked about a lot of stuff.”
Butler is looking forward to signing on as a member of Brian Kelly's 2013 recruiting class next Wednesday.
“I’m really excited,” he said. “It’s really going to be a special time in my life. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to since I got my first offer period. I’ve really been looking forward to it ever since I gave Coach Kelly my word that I was coming back in April.”
Butler won’t be signing at school as he’ll be playing for Team USA in the International Bowl in Austin, Texas. The game will be on Tuesday night and will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network. The participants will sign together during an event the next morning.
“It’ll be cool,” he said. “My parents are going to be down there. Just being able to sign with guys who are also going to schools and being around them and being able to share recruiting stories should be special.”
He’s also excited about the opportunity to play one more football game before beginning his college career.
“It’ll be great,” he said. “I can’t wait. Anytime you can strap the pads on is always a good thing. I’m looking forward to being an ambassador for America, for my school and for my family. It’s a great honor.”
Fellow Notre Dame commit Doug Randolph was also scheduled to participate in the game, but Butler will be the only Irish commit playing.
“Doug’s not doing it anymore,” said Butler. “He had some school issues or something, so he’s not doing it anymore.”