Devonte Butler may not be a name that most Ohio State fans know off the top of their head, but the young man can definitely play ball. A converted running back from Columbus Eastmoor Academy, Butler walked onto the Buckeyes squad in 2013 looking for a place to run. As the Scarlet and Gray are all but stacked at the tailback position, the 5’7” Freshman took to the wide receiver position like flies to honey.
While he may not be the fastest guy on the team, Butler still knows how to run all out, coming from a four sport background (football, basketball, track and baseball) in high school where he posted the Eastmoor season record in the 100m dash at 12.04 seconds and helped lead his football team to the state playoffs in three of his four years there.
While we have yet to “meet” Devonte on the field, we can still sit back and appreciate his football acumen, even if he is changing positions from high school to the collegiate level. Butler played under the lights at Archie Griffin Stadium in Columbus, as now gets to play in Archie’s magnificent shadow on fall Saturdays.