The Nebraska football team is the first on the FBS or FCS level to come calling for safety Javion Butts, and it’s safe to say he’s about to get more attention.
One of the things that’s been interesting to watch since Matt Rhule arrived in Lincoln is the players his coaching staff tend to zero in on. Javion Butts appears to be the next player who is going to get a ton of attention now that the Nebraska football team has come calling. So far, he’s been what can only be a diamond in the rough who has been largely overlooked.
Butts announced he got his first official D1 offer on Twitter, Monday morning. The 2025 safety prospect made it clear that the Huskers were the first D1 school to call. It would seem for certain that they won’t be the last.
Butts hasn’t gotten a ton of attention because his Gray, Georgia, high school isn’t one of the biggest in the state. Still, the John Milledge Academy Trojans are a bit of a juggernaut at their level. In fact, in November, the school set a Georgia state record for consecutive wins at 48 after starting the 2022 season 11-0.
Butts, who projects to be a defensive player on the college football level, helped his Trojans on that night on offense as he caught a touchdown pass and added a 33-yard touchdown run later. One thing is sure, Rhule and company are all about athletic ability and aren’t afraid to try a player on either side of the ball so while Butts might project as a safety now, the Nebraska football team won’t hesitate to put him at receiver if that’s where he fits better.
Nebraska football is first offer for Javion Butts
Because Javion Butts is a 2025 prospect, he has some time to see who else comes calling. For Nebraska football, being the first team to get their foot in the door, they’ll have plenty of time to convince him he should become a Cornhusker.