New Auburn DL Commit Makes Sacks Look Easy

Auburn Recruiting Update

Dre Butler improved an already stacked Auburn Tigers recruiting class with his commitment over the weekend.

By DT Yates

The 6-5, 280-pound defensive end has been a force of nature for Independence Community College out of Kansas this season that demanded attention and garnered offers from the likes of Oklahoma, Oregon, Mississippi State and Tennessee.

Statistics that included a team-high 66 tackles, with 22 for a loss and 11½ sacks were some of the best in the division and helped him earn four-star ratings from both Rival.com and 247Sports.

Butler started out as a star two sport athlete for Covington, Georgia’s Newton High School where he earned numerous awards as a power forward. After high school due to being ruled ineligible he was never able to start at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His story did not take long to turn around as he ended up with 21 Division I scholarship offers after one JUCO season in Kansas.

In the play at 0:58 seconds in the video below he beats not one but three blockers to drill the quarterback. This looks to be a common occurrence for him. Butler takes good angles to the ball carrier and maintains outside containment. He is explosive off the ball. He’s likely to improve that strength at the next level and appears to be a future NFL Draft caliber player.

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