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Surprise, Surprise, Ohio State is trying to steal a Kentucky Football Commit



It’s October, which means Ohio State is trying to steal a Kentucky football commit.  It’s a tradition unlike any other.

Saturday night Toledo Whitmer three-star defensive tackle Cavon Butler took an unofficial visit to Ohio State.  He left Columbus with a scholarship offer.

On August 9, Butler was the first interior defensive lineman to commit to the Cats 2019 class.  Recruited by Vince Marrow, Butler will officially visit Kentucky later this fall.  He also has official visits planned at Michigan State and now Ohio State.  He’ll be in attendance when the Buckeyes play Michigan at the shoe.

“I’m just going to finish out the semester strong and worry about finishing my high school season and having fun, then have my decision close to signing day,” Butler told 247 Sports.

Vince Marrow’s been down this road before.  He’s won some big battles vs. Ohio State near signing day, like Chris Oats, but he hasn’t won them all.  Time will tell if Marrow can hold onto a commitment from the nation’s No. 57 defensive tackle who is from the Big Dog’s old stomping grounds.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

12 Comments for Surprise, Surprise, Ohio State is trying to steal a Kentucky Football Commit

  1. Papaw
    4:38 pm October 8, 2018 Permalink

    “Then have my decision?” You made that decision when you committed to UK. Even considering changing now is only a good start to your future if you’re wanting to become a politician

    • Wade
      5:11 pm October 8, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t get why kids don’t wait if they would consider somewhere else. Only reason is they want someone close by to notice and chase after.

    • Kernel Sanders
      5:54 pm October 8, 2018 Permalink

      You don’t get why a kid commits early? It’s not hard to understand. It’s a guarantee of somewhere to go. Commit to a good, respectable, decent maybe even up and coming program so you know you have a scholarship nailed down. Then perform well in your Senior season and hope to land offers from your dream school.

      As a UK fan I hate it. We identify diamonds in the rough, get a commit, and then Urban Liar swoops in and steals him. But if I’m a recruit or parent, then why not. Everyone knows an early verbal commit doesn’t mean squat anyway in FB.

    • Soylentbeans
      5:56 pm October 8, 2018 Permalink

      Kinda like job A. offers $20 an hour and you say sure I’ll come work for you. Then all the sudden you get an offer for $25 an hour. What are you gonna do?

    • Wade
      8:31 pm October 8, 2018 Permalink

      Depends if I get a company car and 3 weeks off

  2. Cmart0907
    4:46 pm October 8, 2018 Permalink

    He from Ohio. Probably dreamed of playing at Ohio State. But we all know a commitment means nothing in football. Only thing that matters is when they sign that N.L.I

  3. gasman01
    4:47 pm October 8, 2018 Permalink

    Bye bye…

  4. cats646
    4:52 pm October 8, 2018 Permalink

    We got him.

  5. Blue Bill
    6:28 pm October 8, 2018 Permalink

    So “committed”, but I’ll make my “decision” closer to signing day??? Huh?

  6. KYcats11
    6:31 pm October 8, 2018 Permalink

    Must have forgotten what committment means. Can anyone enlighten me?

  7. notFromhere
    11:48 pm October 8, 2018 Permalink

    That’s why you have to keep recruiting these days. Even Jacob Tamme wanted to keep His options open and take visits after he got his UK offer back in the day. It’s just completely nonsensical to commit somewhere “for now, until something else comes along…”