0

Norcross' Butler to transfer from USC

Norcross product Brice Butler confirmed to Scout.com Wednesday that he is transferring from Southern California to San Diego State.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound wide receiver caught nine passes for 112 yards as a USC sophomore, and didn't fare much better this past season, catching 12 passes for 150 yards. Both seasons he played for head coach Lane Kiffin.

He caught 20 passes for 292 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a freshman in 2009, earning Pac-10 All-Freshman honors under previous coach Pete Carroll.

"I came to SC and I got what I got, which was a degree and a little bit of time," Butler told SCPlaybook.com, Scout.com's site for the Trojans. "I want to go somewhere and get some film, get some tape. I need scouts so I can go to the NFL. Catching 12 balls? That's not that much tape."

Butler, the son of longtime Atlanta Falcons cornerback Bobby Butler, considered a transfer following the 2010 season but returned to USC and got his degree. Because he has that degree, he is immediately eligible to play for the Aztecs.

"In (the USC coaches') eyes, I wanted to leave last year but then I just decided to stay," Butler said in the SCPlaybook story. "This year they thought that I would have possibly stayed. But this time I wasn't kidding about it. There was nothing that was keeping me from it.

"The big games I didn't play at all. I wasn't really asking questions, last year I was in the office a lot talking to Kiffin a lot. This year I didn't really care to ask. I didn't have a sour attitude, just nothing changed."