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Elite 2025 EDGE Kelan Butler Talks Vols, Locks in April Visit

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Class of 2025 Kelan Butler has quickly made a name for himself, holding 12 scholarship offers. Over half of his offers come from the SEC. 

Tennessee extended Butler a scholarship offer in September. Butler camped with the Vols in June. 

“I feel like I had pretty good times,” Butler told Luke Winstel of his camp performances. “I feel like I’m pretty explosive and have good bag drills, like times. I feel like I have pretty good technique with everything.”

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247Sports puts Butler as the No. 85 prospect nationally in the class of 2025. He also is the No. 9 prospect from Georgia. He sits as a four-star prospect early in his recruitment.

Butler suffered a torn labrum last year. His priorities for spring include staying healthy, but working on his craft as well. 

“Staying healthy, and everything,” Butler said. “Getting faster, stronger, getting my weight up, stuff like that.”

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Butler is planning to visit Tennessee on April 1 to see spring practice. He will also be visiting Michigan on June 23 and 24, and he also wants to see Michigan State. 

The 6-foot-3, 223-pound EDGE has begun creating a bond with Tennessee’s staff. He was in Knoxville on March 4 for the Vols’ junior day. 

“They always hit me up,” Butler said. “We talk about anything from work to family to football.”

Butler watched Tennessee’s 2022 season and what Josh Heupel has been able to do. He can see the vision, and it has caught his attention. 

“It’s great, it’s upcoming,” Butler said of Tennessee. “It’s just getting better every year. This year, they had a great year this year. Seeing all the new facilities and players they’re bringing in. You can tell they have something good going on.”

Off the field, Butler enjoys hanging out with his friends and fishing. As for who he looks up to? His mom. 

“She’s the hardest working woman I know,” Butler said. “She’s the best.

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