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Southern Cal Receiver Brice Butler to transfer
With national signing day for recruits less than a week away, USC’s roster remained fluid with news that receiver Brice Butler will transfer.
Butler, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound junior from Georgia, redshirted in 2008. He caught 20 passes, including two touchdowns, in 2009.
But Butler’s playing time diminished last season with the arrival of a new coaching staff and freshman Robert Woods. Butler caught only nine passes, one for a touchdown.
Butler could not be reached for comment. But on his Twitter feed late Wednesday night, he said:
“Always will be a part of trojan nation! No regrets, I just gotta go play fball, which isn’t happening here… I love all yall! Always will”
He also added: “Was not an easy decision but evaluatin my future and what I want to do, it woulda been difficult here at this point so I made my dec”
Butler would have to transfer to a Football Championship Subdivision school to avoid having to sit out a season.
By Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times