Catching Up with Jake Butt

By Alex on December 14, 2011 at 1:00p
Butt has been getting a lot of attention latelyButt is another Pickerington star in the making

As previously mentioned, the suburb of Pickerington has been good to Ohio State. Both Pickerington North and Central put out Division I prospects on a yearly basis, and in the last five years that number continues to grow. 

The Buckeyes already have one North player coming to campus next year in current verbal Patrick Elflein. Elflein will likely play offensive guard for Ohio State, but is also a member of what was an excellent defensive line for the Panther this past year.

Another member of that line who is getting a look from the OSU coaching staff and many coaches around the country is 2013 DE/TE prospect, Jake Butt.

Standing at 6-6/220, Butt not only has Division I size, but has the talent as well. Already claiming 18 offers before his junior year has ended, this young star is a hot commodity and can play tight end on offense in addition to holding things down at end on the defensive side of the ball.

We got the chance to catch up with Butt to discuss how his season went, what is the latest with his recruitment, his thoughts on Urban Meyer taking the job at Ohio State, and more. Join us after the jump to learn more about Jake Butt.

How did your junior season go? How did your team do and how did you perform individually?

The season went great. It was the best record ever in school history at 8-2. I lead the team in sacks, tackles for loss, receptions, receiving touchdowns, and receiving yards.

I know you are a very versatile player, lining up at tight end and defensive end. What position are you looking to play in college?

It really doesn't matter to me which side of the ball I play on in college. I just love football.

How is your recruiting going? What schools have offered? 

It's going excellent. I have 18 offers so far. Some schools that have offered are Buffalo, Bowling Green, Toledo, Kent State, UCLA, Northwestern, Syracuse, Duke, Maryland, Purdue, Indiana, Tennessee, Michigan, Boston College, and Minnesota.

Do you have a list of schools you are favoring right now? 

I don't have any favorites right now and I don't think I'll have a short list any time soon.

What visits have you taken this year and what visits are you planning on taking?

I have taken visits to Ohio State, Michigan, Northwestern, and Tennessee. I'm planning to take visits to some junior days this winter, but I'm not sure which ones yet.

What is your opinion of Ohio State hiring Urban Meyer as it's new head coach?

It's a great opportunity for the program. He is a coach that has always won and will do great for the Buckeyes.

Has Coach Meyer or anyone on the staff reached out to you yet?

I have spoke to Coach Gillum, Coach Fickell, and Coach Vrabel. They all said they like me on film and to not worry about not having an offer yet because Coach Meyer is handling his 2012 offers before 2013 comes into play. 

What is your timeline on making a college decision? 

My timeline is to have a top list by this coming summer, or if I find the right school, to commit sometime in the summer.

What do you want to work on this off-season to help you improve for your senior season?

I want to work on everything. There's always room for improvement in all areas, so I'm going to work on it all. Strength, speed, and technique are just some of those things.



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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

i see a potential jersey purchase in the future lol

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

BuckeyeSki's picture

Stand your ground while waiting, you wouldn't want people trying to butt in line

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slippy's picture

C'mon now.  I know everyone here loves reddit but there's no place for pum threads.

Nappy's picture

Pun threads?  Thats an idea I can get behind.

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

slidingscrapes's picture


Show them Ohio's here!

awarren84's picture

I'm gonna get a jersey too...except wear it as pants!

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

BuddhaBuck's picture

I don't think he's going to be the butt of any jokes....

Don't text while driving.

flipbuckeye's picture

He was born to be a Tight End.

GABuckeye's picture


I see what you did there.

BuckeyeSki's picture

We better keep tabs on this kid or he might get swept up by Butt-ler

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BuckeyeChris's picture

Injury report: Butt hurt. 

Maestro's picture

winner, winner, pork butt dinner

vacuuming sucks

Northbrook's picture

Butt kicks ass.

Wait, what?

LABuckeye's picture

But why do you guys feel the need to make Butt, or even Butt's butt, the butt of butt jokes?

KenK's picture

Picking up where Sullinger left off..

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

BuckeyeSki's picture

Watching this kids game film, its obvious there aren't many holes in his game

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elloyd1681's picture

I wonder what Butt's whole approach to recruiting will be.  

LABuckeye's picture

Imagine the shot of him with his jersey lettering sitting on the bench next to Southward or Ball.

LABuckeye's picture

I'm going to shut up now. I feel like an episode of Beavis and Butthead.

flipbuckeye's picture

I can't see the Butt video on my work computer. How are his penetration skills?

Nappy's picture

Seems like he'd struggle to go deep

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

BuckeyeSki's picture

Good luck recruting this kid. He'll leave you sore when it's all said and done.

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Buckeyejason's picture

Poor kid has probably read all these comments making fun of his name.


Northbrook's picture

Damn we're funny.

BrewstersMillions's picture

And has probbaly already heard everything that's been said here.


Imagine if Michigan signs him, then Urbs steals him. The Butt Hurt will be palatable.

AcrossTheField11's picture

Lol wow I hope this kid doesn't read 11W... we'll have no shot at him after reading these comments.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

DefendOhio's picture

Hopefully these comments are a kick in his butt and motivate him to prove us butt haters wrong.

The Braden's picture

We'll probably see a lot of Butt penetration in the backfield...


Squirrel Master's picture

I am sure he would get a kick out of all this. Gotta have some thick skin cuz where ever he goes, opposing fans will ride his butt hard!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

Denny's picture

He can be the new Butt on campus after Sully's gone.


Peter Pete Peterson's picture

Butt wait, there's more!

Peter "Pete" Peterson

"Recruiting is like shaving, if you don't do it everyday, you look like a bum!"  -Jim Tressel


Bucks43201's picture

you know Sandusky tried to recruit this guy for PSU

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

RBuck's picture

I called off work once with Jake Butt

Long live the southend.