Profile for 2013 U of M Commit Jake Butt

Jake Butt - RivalsPickerington North Panthers

Name: Jake Butt

Position: Tight End

Height & Weight: 6’6” 230 lbs.

High School: Pickerington North Panthers (OH)


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On his commitment: “I had kind of known already that I was going to do it.  We got (to Michigan) this weekend and the second I got there they had guys waiting out for me, ready to (greet) me. I got to meet Coach Ferrigno the second I got there.  We went and explored the facilities, I got to try on a Wolverine jersey, and we got to walk out on the field and see a highlight tape. During the day I got to go in little individual one-on-one meetings with Coach Ferrigno, Coach Borges, and Coach Hoke.  That lasted about an hour.  I got a lot of one-on-one attention and that was amazing.  That sealed it.  It just felt like the right time (to commit).”


ESPN Analyst: “Butt is a productive player on both sides of the ball in high school, but at the next level his best fit looks to be on offense as a tight end. He possesses plenty of height and is a good athlete … He will need to continue to improve playing strength and lower pad level and work to deliver a pop with explosive hip roll on contact. Butt can be certainly be viewed as a defensive prospect, but while he does need development he displays very good tools and nice upside at the tight end position.”

Allen Trieu, “Jake is an athletic kid with a great frame. He still has to add more weight and strength to his game, but he runs well for a kid of that size and is a very coordinated athlete. On offense he catches the ball well, his height makes him a matchup problem, and his athleticism allows him to create separation. At the same time, Jake is one of those rare kids who I think projects very well to both sides of the ball. I think he’s a BCS prospect on both sides of the ball. For most schools it sounds like he’s a defensive end right now, but a handful see him as a tight end too.”

DGDestroys, “When breaking down Butt’s film, he looks like the most complete TE that Michigan has landed in years, perhaps since Moore or Koger. He offers a huge redzone target and a wide window around his body, wherein he can track down and catch anything. Naturally, with his size, he’s not afraid to go over the middle, and he doesn’t seem to lose focus when he’s about to take a hit. He has an excellent vertical leap, almost looking like a WR, at times.”




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