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Ohio DL Cavon Butler: Visit to Pitt ‘A Blessing’



Last year, Pitt landed a commitment from a talented defensive lineman from Ohio and hope to get another one this year.

Defensive end Cavon Butler (6-foot-4, 265 pounds) from Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio received an offer from Pitt last month and yesterday he made a visit to the South Side.

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This was the talented defensive lineman’s first time seeing the Pitt staff since receiving the offer and immediately felt the love from the Panthers staff.

“I would call yesterday a blessing because when I came in the doors it just felt like I was truly loved because they all came up to see and talk to me as soon as I walked in. They didn’t take time to see me, they came right up to me,” said Butler.

“I have no doubt that I’m a priority with Pitt. I just feel like one if their top guys just because of the way they talk to me and the way they treat me.”

“I talked with Coach Collins, Coach Partridge, Coach Narduzzi and Graham Wilbert. It really stood out to me when Coach Narduzzi told me that I’m a heck of a player and that I just have to focus on the stuff I messed up before (academics) and then I’ll be fine.”

There’s no doubt that Butler has the physical ability to play major college football but programs were hesitant to offer him because of grades. Now that those are in order, Pitt was the first Power Five school to jump in and expect others to follow.

“A big strength of mine is my physicality and the way I go about things. People talk about my high motor but I believe I’m a good pass rusher and can stop the run. I believe I’d be a good all around asset for any team,” said Butler.

Butler tells me he’s visiting Kent State tomorrow, Eastern Michigan on Saturday and hopes to take a visit somewhere on April 14.

I believe Cavon Butler is a name Pitt fans should remember.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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