February 9, 2010
CMU wide receiver commit Deon Butler displays skills on the hardwood
The Inkster Viking football program has been a hotbed for recruits the past couple years and two players are a part of this years CMU 2010 class-Wide Receivers Jonathan Taylor and Deon Butler. Butler is also a member of the basketball team and they were up to Mt. Pleasant for a match-up with Sacred Heart in which Butler helped lead the way in a 65-42 victory. So far this season Inkster has only 2 losses and Butler is a key contributor to the Viking team vying for a league championship.
"Basketball helps me with football a little bit, especially with my footwork and stamina" said Butler.
When asked about playing both football and basketball at CMU, Butler didn't rule out the possibility
"It's something that I think about and if the right opportunity came up, I would consider it," Butler said. "But if it were to slow me down in my football progress then I wouldn't be interested."
Butler was one of the late CMU commitments this year but has been a target of Coach Enos for a while now.
"Coach Enos was talking to me when he was at Michigan State, then when he got to CMU, everything worked out and he offered me. Eastern Michigan was also talking to me towards the end of the recruitment, but Central stood out and this is where I want to be, I'm ready" said Butler
Butler mentioned that the family atmosphere coach Enos is preaching is one of the deciding factors in coming to CMU.
"CMU really stood out because of Coach Enos, I felt very comfortable with him, wide receivers coach Terrance Samuels, and the rest of the team, they really have a family atmosphere".
Athletically, Butler has all the tools to be a standout wide receiver standing at 6-foot-4 and over 200 pounds. With plans to get even bigger, he could be a scary sight for opposing defensive backs in the coming years.
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