Taj Butts signs with Missouri

National Signing Day Missouri

Taj Butts signed a National Letter of Intent with Missouri on Wednesday, December 16. Look inside to get the scoop on this exciting addition to the 2021 Missouri class.

Taj Butts Profile

Taj Butts is a 5-foot-11, 205 pound running back from Saint Louis, Missouri. Butts is rated 3 stars by Rivals.com and 3 stars by 247sports.com. According to Rivals.com, Butts committed to Missouri on April 25, 2020.

Butts is considered one of the top 2021 high school football prospects in the state of Missouri. Butts led his team to a 6-1 record and an appearance in the Missouri high school Class 6 state championship game.

In addition to Missouri, some of Butts‘s more notable offers included Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, Purdue, Iowa Stae and Illinois.

Taj is one of 21 known 2021 football commits for Missouri. This number will likely change due to additional commits or decommits. For a complete list of all the Missouri‘s commits and signees check out our 14Powers.com’s 2021 SEC football commit lists.

Taj Butts Scouting Report

Taj Butts is a Sports Illustrated All American candidate and unanimous top ten player in Missouri. Excellent quickness and superb directional changing speed that's good at making people miss. He reads his blocks well and can stop on a dime as shown in the video below at the 00:33 mark where he patiently waits for the hole to open before making the opposing safeties look ridiculous. Possesses a couple nasty moves that make him hard to track down in the open field. Helped lead De Smet to a Missouri Class 6 state championship in '19-20 and is currently looking to repeat as they're one win away from the state championship game again. (DT Yates)

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