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DB Butler commits to Nebraska

Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward defensive back Tony Butler ended his recruitment today as he announced his commitment to Nebraska.

The 6-foot-2, 197-pound prospect took his official visit to Lincoln in December just before the recruiting dead period and has held the Huskers as his leader since that time. In-home visits with NU defensive backs coach Brian Stewart last week and head coach Mike Riley this past Monday helped Butler and his family feel comfortable with his decision.

“(Stewart) covered everything in terms of academics, playing time and things like that,” Butler said about his in-home visit. “It was a lot of information that I basically learned on my visit, but my family didn’t get to come along so my grandmother, my sister and my mom all got to see it firsthand on the iPad.

“Coach Riley definitely made a good impression, just like with Coach Stew, he made a great first impression. (Riley) was excited to be at my house in front of my family. It was definitely a good deal to have him meet my family and things like that.

"All of their questions got answered and I feel very confident about my choice and my decision."

Butler is being recruited to play the boundary safety position at Nebraska and says he feel comfortable with his the Huskers plan to use him in their defense.

The Ohio product picked Nebraska over West Virginia and gives the Huskers 16 known verbal commits for 2016.