The Kentucky Wildcats bolstered their 2019 recruiting class on Friday afternoon. Cavon Butler, a defensive tackle out of the state of Ohio, announced his commitment to Mark Stoops and the Cats. The newest member of BBN revealed his choice on Twitter.
#bbn Go Wildcats! @vincemarrow @UKCoachStoops @UKFootball pic.twitter.com/Plj7jgjCxM— Cavon Butler (@CVon01) August 3, 2018
Butler is the latest recruit from the state of Ohio to join the Wildcats. The Toledo native makes it two recruits from the Buckeye State, joining Moses Douglas, a safety out of Springfield. Cavon currently attends Whitmer HS, where he will play as a senior this coming fall.
Prior to his commitment, Butler held offers from the likes of many Power 5 programs. That includes the Alabama Crimson Tide, who offered him late in the game. He received an offer from Kentucky three days after getting the offer from ‘Bama, and elected to play for Stoops over Nick Saban. Which is quite the win for the folks in Lexington, to say the least. He also held an offer from the West Virginia Mountaineers.
As he enters his senior year, Cavon Butler is listed at 6-foot-2.5 and 285 lbs. He ranks 843rd nationally and 57th among all defensive tackles. The three-star recruit is 38th among all Ohio recruits at the moment, as well.
Kentucky is up to 15 hard commits in the Class of 2019. Their class ranks 41st in the country and 12th among all SEC teams.