B.J. Butler switches from Georgia to Louisville

While who dumped whom remains in question, there is no doubt that B.J. Butler will no longer be signing with Georgia.

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Butler, a defensive end from Osceola High in Kissimee, Fla., had been committed to the Bulldogs since last April. But he committed to Louisville and new coach Charlie Strong on Thursday and is scheduled to begin an official visit there on Friday.

“He’s excited about playing football for Coach Strong at Louisville,” Butler’s mother, Folana Butler, told InsideTheVille.com. “He always liked Coach Strong when he was at Florida but he did not want to stay in the state of Florida. Georgia was his first option until Coach Strong went to [Louisville]. Since that happened it’s been totally Louisville.

If and when Butler “de-committed” to Georgia is unclear. Butler’s high school coach said the Bulldogs’ had already withdrawn their scholarship offer.

“I think that they dropped him,” Osceola coach Jeff Rolson told the Athens Banner-Herald. “I know he’s going to visit Louisville and some other places, but I know he won’t be going to Georgia. I’m pretty sure of that.”

Rolson suspended Butler back in late November for what ended up being Osceola’s last two games of the season in the playoffs. At the time Rolson would say only that it was a “team disciplinary issue.” Butler later admitted to the Orlando-Sentinel it was the result of an argument with his coaches.

“They said I was uncoachable and disrespectful,” Butler told Orlando reporter Chris Hays. “They told me to hit the house, so I hit the house.”

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Butler is considered a four-star prospect by Scout and a three-star by Rivals. Georgia’s other commitment from Osceola High, athlete Marc Deas, remains solid.

With Butler out of the picture, Georgia now has 19 commitments for its Class of 2010. The Bulldogs are expected to sign 24 to 25 players.

One more recruit Georgia would like to add is Carver-Columbus offensive lineman David Beasley. The Bulldogs have been relentless in their pursuit of the 6-foot-4, 287-pound guard despite his commitment to Clemson. Beasley has now agreed to take an official visit to Georgia on Jan. 22, according to Scout.com.

145 comments Add your comment

rusty1975

January 8th, 2010
2:20 am

Thank goodness, this kid is a punk. I know a teammate of his and have heard several months about how he got cocky when he originally committed to UGA and lacked work ethic. It wasn’t just the coaches that wanted him off the team but a lot of his teammates as well. Glad to hear that Georgia took away their offer

uga

January 8th, 2010
2:37 am

Getting Beasley would help next year with crowell and gabe. Love the carver columbus pipeline

YellerSkeeters Are PeterEaters

January 8th, 2010
3:00 am

Sounds like more sensationalism on the part of “The Atlanta Urinal & Constipation” — UGA revoked his scholarship, and he had other options — that’s it!

Why not report the truth for a change? Such as Ga Tech sucks … in every way. Did you hear the Skeeters lost to UGA in Basketball too?

hojo

January 8th, 2010
4:36 am

get out of here i bet he will be a wash out anyway

SickandTired

January 8th, 2010
6:39 am

Why is it that it always seems if a kid decides he doesn’t want to go to Georgia, he becomes you name it, a head case, a punk, a trouble maker, uncoachable, we didn’t want him anyway, he wouldn’t fit it, he was just too much trouble, he didn’t have the grades (this is my personal favorite, see Leonard Pope) and the most pleasing one of all, Mark Richt just didn’t want him because he wouldn’t fit in………after watching Alabama win last night, the Dawgs have a bright future. As good as Alabama is and as bad as Florida looks for the next few years, Georgia should have no problem winning the East just on Mark Richts being such a faithful man alone. So get to the SEC Championship and when Alabama kicks that Dawg butt the Sugar Bowl is where the Dawgies will go because the Crimson Tide will be playing for the crystal football.
Georgia: The Wisconsin of the SEC

healthy and refreshed

January 8th, 2010
6:55 am

sick and tired: so how do you feel about UGA?

The Sham

January 8th, 2010
7:11 am

Sick and Tired: Read the kid’s and the coach’s own comments! This is not the AJC or the Dawg Nation putting a spin on it, it is an accurate account for what happened. He felt entitled and tquit working hard. In the end the only thing he was entitled to was a trip to L’ville. I think what you are hearing is a collective sigh of relief from the Dawg Nation not excuses.

As far as your bowl prediction, I’d be fine with the Sugar Bowl next year as it will provide a great learning experience for the this young talented team (even the next 4 or 5 star player that is going to receive Butler’s scholarship).

Have those orange’s rotted yet for you?

Dr. P.

January 8th, 2010
7:24 am

He’ll need Hannibal Lecter as his D.C.

Larry Munson

January 8th, 2010
7:37 am

This is just the first of a couple of decommits. Watch for a WR who may go to one of our most despised rivals.

SuperB

January 8th, 2010
7:43 am

Simply stated: Georgia told Butler he could take his bad attitude somewhere else.

ALLG8TR

January 8th, 2010
7:45 am

Sick and Tired-
The only way UGA will be in the Ga Dome next December is if they buy tickets. to watch us and the Bammers play. Again. Keep those thoughts about how “bad” Florida’s future will be. As always, we’ve got you right where we want you.

when is a new dc coming

January 8th, 2010
7:49 am

Smart and Will seem to be out. Dallas DC may be the best choice. When do you think a DC will be named. A comittment don’t seem to be a comittment anymore. Get all the attention and publicity you can. Sure hope Rogers comes to UGA. Is there any chance at all with Brown? We’ve got seven open scholarships …. hope we don’t waste them.

Recruitnik

January 8th, 2010
7:56 am

Kirby Smart will be announced very soon as the DC of uga.

punky brewster

January 8th, 2010
7:56 am

Sounds like a good fit for Louisville. Probably can’t even spell Louisville. No work ethic and undisciplined. Don’t need him. Besides, I don’t want anyone with his first name in the locker room. He would be a distraction.

lanier

January 8th, 2010
7:57 am

thank god this uncoachable clod didnt make it to Athens. if he somehow made it onto the field the penaly problem would increase 3 fold

hotbobby

January 8th, 2010
8:05 am

He is not going to be the last!

RomeDawg

January 8th, 2010
8:33 am

I don’t think this is a “loss” for UGA. That is NOT the type of athlete we need. I wish him well in Louisville.

falcon

January 8th, 2010
8:33 am

We don’t need any head cases like that at UGA. Let Coach Strong deal with him.

WonderDawg

January 8th, 2010
8:53 am

Bet the hair was standing up on Tucker’s neck as he breathlessly typed this column. Ole Tim lives for “bad” news for UGA .
Quit worrying about how many stars they have, Coach Richt, and get some boys that want to be Dawgs …

G

January 8th, 2010
8:59 am

Best of luck to you BJ. I guess he was intimidated by our talent at DE and didnt want the challange. Get ready we play UL in 2011

Ohio State fan

January 8th, 2010
9:01 am

I’m going to follow this column now; I am very interested in how a major publication can continue to employ such an unabashed Georgia fan, a homer and a hack.

I guess all things Georgia are rosy and all thing everyone else aren’t. This kid is fine, until he commits somewhere else, and the suddenly the warts get scraped off in order to satisfy who? The fans? Go work at a fanzine or blog site.

Add this to the clearly biased and mean spirited write up on the Gators yesterday . . .

I’ll be a friendly little reminder of why you’re writing this column instead of a bigger one, with more prestige.

RamblinOn

January 8th, 2010
9:04 am

Poor puppies!!! Trying to latch on to Bama’s fake title as though it’s your own!!! The community of Blueberry Mountain, N.C. declared GT their national champion last night at a PTA meeting. So guess what? Just another title to add to our collection already!!!! GT, 2009 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, again!!! While the puppies are champs of the Weedeater Bowl!!! HAHAHAHA!!!

1eyedJack

January 8th, 2010
9:06 am

Police report ready to happen.

The Little Ten Sucks.

January 8th, 2010
9:09 am

Ohio State LOSER, why not go blog about how slow your conference is on some lame Ohio website? The conference with the best athletes, the most NFL players and 4 straight BCS wins, including 5 of the last 7 (and 2 in easy fashion against your lame arses) blogs here.

Yeah, we let the nerds hang around because at leats the nerds are in Atlanta. But Ohio State fans are never welcome. Your conference sucks, you suck, and everyone hates. F— off.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

January 8th, 2010
9:09 am

chip, any word if DE dexter morant is still considering “flipping”? this kid is huge and would be a nice addition along with tj stripling.
sorry bj, but if your already having issues in high school, then maybe your not a good fit at uga. richt has had enough with discipline issues over the years.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

January 8th, 2010
9:12 am

ramblinon- isn’t this the 2nd year GT has been humiliated on a national level by pathetic attempts to play football??

Ramble On & St Simons like to spoon.

January 8th, 2010
9:13 am

Ramble, congratulations on your big win over my Dawgs and this year and your big Orange Bowl victory, you guys really…oh wait, you lost both games you played. So shut the hell up, go eat your own mother and don’t miss out on the next Dungeons & Dragons convention, you pathetic, jealous loser.

Seriously, after Georgia Tech lost to the Dawgs for the 8th time in 9 tries, and then lose twice in the same night thsi week in Basketball (to Georgia ain) and then in football, how do you nerds even get out of bed in the morning and THEN have the nerve to attack Georgia, when you suck, your athletics suck, and everyone thinks that Tech and the ACC are a joke?

Topdawg

January 8th, 2010
9:18 am

Kirby is a Dawg once again-Bank it!!
For all of you Florida idiots-God Tebow is gone and Meyer is a nut case-Can’t wait for next year!!!

Topdawg

January 8th, 2010
9:23 am

Kirby is a Dawg once gain-Bank it!!! Look for some surprises coming which will only make GA’s recruting shoot up the chart.

Dawgfan

January 8th, 2010
9:31 am

…………..30-24………..
……………73-66……….
……………24-14……….

hahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahaha

DogGoneGaDawg

January 8th, 2010
9:38 am

Since The Little Ten Sucks has so aptly addressed the Ohio State fan’s garbage I will not further comment. However, I do believe that the Buckeye’s win in the BCS Rose Bowl was over a Lack Ten team (The Pac Ten had an abysmal bowl record this year). This win came after (I believe) five straight losses in BCS bowl games. So take your hollow rantings elsewhere because the SEC is full of “nut-cracking” teams who will be more than willing, on any stage, to bring the Bucks back down to reality.

Dawggrl

January 8th, 2010
9:38 am

Good Luck BJ at Louisville. Hopefully we will get an even better fit for the Dawgs with this open spot. When the reports of his suspension came out with unspecified reasons, I was wondering why we would want a guy that didn’t get to play his final HS games. Whether he decided not to head to UGA or we withdrew our scholarship, it is for the best.

Ohio State – everything isn’t ‘rosy’ at Georgia, but we sure hope it gets there.

I also want us to beat Florida and everyone else, not because they are having a down year but because we are the better team.

John

January 8th, 2010
9:39 am

Question: Was he a punk BEFORE when he was committed to Georgia, or is he only a punk now because he decommitted? Ohh, he soooo cocky….If you ask me Georgia NEEDS a few cocky players with some fire on that soft defense. Didn’t hear any of you homers calling him out before he switched to Louisville, it just shows he made a great decision to play for people who support him instead of fanactics interested in their own selfish agendas.

Bank Walker, Texas Ranger

January 8th, 2010
9:40 am

I think we are really missing out on a fine, upstanding young man here who really knows what he wants in life. This loss is really going to hurt Georgia for years to come.

Bank Walker, Texas Ranger

January 8th, 2010
9:42 am

Did someone say Bank. Kirby will not be a dog since he is at Texas Tech today for an interview.

verge

January 8th, 2010
9:44 am

Rusty, you Georgia fans can make up anything when a player does something against UGA. You all still going to come in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in the SEC East.

Winderdawg

January 8th, 2010
9:44 am

I really hope the this kid get’s his attitude right and becomes a great player at UL. Let’s remember that he is only 18 and not all 18 year old kid’s have matured. UGA will get the players it needs to win the SEC and maybe more. But let’s don’t throw anybody under the bus to get there!

Good Luck BJ hope you have a fine career at UL and get a degree.

GO DAWGS

Oh Yeah I almost forgot 30-24!!!!

verge

January 8th, 2010
9:45 am

John, that was after he dropped UGA.

1970 Dawg

January 8th, 2010
9:47 am

Glad to see Butler is gone. From his recent comments, he was “committed” until something better came along. Those comments
about being uncoachable came from his high school coach, not UGA.
We’ve all seen these type of egos before and no school wants them.
This opens a scholarship for someone who wants to be a Dawg.

DogGoneGaDawg

January 8th, 2010
9:47 am

FYI: The University of Georgia has a policy that any student applicant who has been suspended or expelled will not be admitted to the university. And this is a no tolerance policy. Remember the Five Star defensive back (The Batman) who had to go to Arkansas after having been denied admission to UGA? And Richt helped place him there. So we are not talking about sour apples here on behalf of UGA. The coaches do not have a choice in the matter.

Paul From Milton

January 8th, 2010
9:48 am

Chip,

I’m hearing that the reason Da’rick Rogers is looking around is because he will have trouble academically qualifying for Georgia. Any truth to that rumor?

verge

January 8th, 2010
9:49 am

Great post, Winderdawg!

Duff Man

January 8th, 2010
9:49 am

This kid sounds like an arrogant punk thug and we’re better off without him. Have fun with him Louisville…

Topdawg

January 8th, 2010
9:59 am

Book it-Smart is a Dawg

Uncle Kirk

January 8th, 2010
10:03 am

Dont know if Kirby is coming or not, but his wife told a mutual friend on facebook to pray to God they are raising their children in Georgia starting next year. hmmmmmm

Ohio State fan

January 8th, 2010
10:05 am

First, I am fully aware that the SEC is the far superior football conference – I have no problem admitting what is plainly obvious, and am certainly not here to argue otherwise.

And second, my point isn’t about the strength of a conference, the merits of a particular university or anything other than the fact that the writer of this ‘column’ is a hack. He writes for the AJC and puts out stuff like that? It is a pathetic attempt at journalism – that is my point.

I don’t have a problem with Georgia. In fact, I don’t have any feelings toward the Bulldawgs one way or another – they just don’t matter to me.

BigTimeTECHFan

January 8th, 2010
10:07 am

Seem like the kind of player that would fit right in at UGA, I’m sure they will miss having him.

BigTimeTECHFan

January 8th, 2010
10:16 am

Ohio St fan:

SEC is not that much better then Big 10, It just they have 2 teams in the elite of the nation all the other teams fans ride their coat tails.

Michigan was 1-7 in Big ten but still could beat Miss St, Vandy, Kentucky, Arkanas

Todd - Dacula

January 8th, 2010
10:17 am

“Sick and Tired” is so on the money with his comments. I am a UGA Fan, but get real tired of those on this blog who claim to have inside info or claim to be expert coaches, recruiters, etc. by the comments made. A great number of these kids are good kids, regardless of them choosing to attend, UGA or not; even if they change their mind or UGA withdraw the offer.

Please remeber, these are someone’s children and some of the comments are uncalled for. If I had a kid that was a 5 star recruit, I would be concerned about him being at UGA, not because of UGA and its staff, student body or coaches, but becausue of you bloggers… you are cruel and mean. But most of all, you are a bunch who often guess and post incorrect information.

Mike S

January 8th, 2010
10:18 am

Butler is good riddance to bad rubbish. I am willing to bet his stay at Louisville is very short also. The kid is an arrogant headcase, and will be kicked off the Louisville team by Strong within a year is my guess. Thank god UGA saw him for what he was before he arrived in Athens.