I am not doing a lot of individual football prospect stories this year, I just do not seem to have the time, but when I come across a Montana prospect I most likely will. That is the case with Helena high school running back prospect Nelo Butler. Recently Rivals.com did a recruiting story on Butler that brought him to my attention.
Butler a 5-9 200 pound running back prospect was receiving a broad range of recruiting interest from numerous schools including both the Bobcats and the grizzly football programs before he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a Helena High’s July camp.
Last season Butler rushed for 1,047 yards last season averaging 95.2 yards a game. He also averaged about 10 yards a game in receiving yards.
According to Rivals.com Montana State, Nevada, San Jose State, Sacramento State, Boise State, USC and Montana have all expressed an interest in Butler with Montana State, Montana and Boise State showing the most interest. Butler also attended the summer camps of Boise State, USC and Montana.
At this point it appears that all of the schools have put their recruitment of Butler on hold to see what happens. Butler is trying to generate some interest in him by sending out recruiting tapes to schools but he has an uphill battle ahead of him.
I wish Butler good luck and hope he manages to get back to 100% health and continue his football career in college.