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Cory Butler is a Ute...Again!

Four-star wide receiver/cornerback Cory Butler committed to Utah for the second time.

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Cory Butler, a four star wide receiver/cornerback from Los Angeles Harbor College, committed to Utah for the second time. Butler originally committed to Utah on Feb. 6th, 2014. He was Utah's only four-star commit for the 2015 class. However, on June 17th, he flipped to Kansas, a move that shocked many Utah fans. The situation at Kansas has been a mess this season with head coach Charlie Weis getting fired on Sept. 29th. This soured the Jayhawks from Butler, who had formed a strong connection to Weis. Butler decided to take an official visit to Utah for the Oregon game, and the visit must have reminded him why he committed to Utah in the first place because today, he flipped back to Utah.

Utah is getting a talented player in Butler. He is like a slightly better version of current Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield (that is not meant to be a knock on Hatfield at all who is a talented, hard worker, it is a ringing endorsement of how special of a player Butler is). While he can play wide receiver and cornerback, Utah has specifically recruited him to play cornerback and return kicks and punts. Watching Butler's film*, his 4.35 speed is very apparent. He is often the first player down the field on kickoff and punt coverage. His ability to close on the ball is very impressive as well. Butler has great instincts and breaks on the ball well. He is not afraid to lay a hit on an opposing player. When Butler gets the ball in his hands, whether on a reception, kick return, or interception, he is dangerous. He has blazing speed and great moves in the open field. Butler has three years to play two. Hopefully, the second time is the charm for Butler committing to Utah.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Per <a href="">@DougKimmelScout</a>, 4 star JUCO CB Cory Butler has flipped his commitment from Kansas to Utah. Butler is the first 4 star commit for 2015.</p>&mdash; Andrew Gorringe (@AGorringeScout) <a href="">November 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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