Calabasas (California) athlete Aaron Butler on Wednesday made a big jump in the updated 247Sports Top247 rankings.

Previously, Butler was ranked 73rd nationally and has risen to 42nd overall. He also ranked the No. 6 athlete in the country and the No. 4 player in the state.

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Butler is one of the first USC attendees but is still looking around and said he plans to make all five of his official visits in the spring/summer.

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“The schools I’m going to visit are Georgia, Alabama, and LSU,” Butler said. “I’m not sure if I’m officially going to USC because it’s so close to home and I can always make a few informal visits there.”

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Butler said what he likes about the three SEC programs:

Georgia– “Georgia is now at the top of the football world. I have a good relationship with the coaches and they have been strict with me ever since they offered me 4-5 months ago. Coach Fran (Brown, DB) talked to me first, but I talked to BMac a lot (Brian McClendoncoach WR) now too.

“Now I prefer a wide receiver to a corner, but Georgia says I can play both ways. I really like both coaches, I just talked to them yesterday and I have to talk to Kirby Smart later today. BMac coached Deebo Samuel in South Carolina and said they wanted to use me in the same way as wide receiver and backfield.”

Alabama– “With Bama, this is their story and of course Nick Saban. I know what the future holds for them, they will always be great and will fight for the championship. They will always have great players and a great quarterback.

“I know Coach O’Brien, the Organizing Committee may not be around when I arrive, but with Bama they always lose coaches and Coach Saban goes away and brings in another great coach from somewhere. I have never been to Bam before, so I am excited and have only heard good things about the school and its facilities.”

LSU“I was at LSU at the beginning of this year and I really liked it there. I liked the campus, the city and the general atmosphere that reigned there. The stadium and football facilities are crazy and I love the overall environment there. I also really like the coaches and they work hard to recruit me.

Brian Kelly personally recruits me, but I coach Hankton (WR coach) – my lead recruiter, and I really like him. I have great communication and respect for these guys and you can tell they create something special. They got off to a slow start, but they are picking up momentum now and I think I would fit in well.”

Tennessee and Washington are two other schools actively promoting Butler.

“Tennessee is doing well right now and they are moving in the right direction,” Butler said. “They have Niko[Yamaleva]at quarterback and I love their passing attack.

“It’s the same with Washington, they have a great passing offense, one of the best in the country this year. Coach DeBoer is actively recruiting me and I really like him. The only thing is, I don’t really want to play Pac-12, but Washington definitely gives me food for thought.”

Texas and Texas A&M also participate.

“I’ve been to A&M twice,” Butler said. “I know that they are going through difficult times now, but I really liked it there during my visits, I felt at home. I know I can play there early too and there are still a lot of young talent on the roster that just needs to mature.

“They haven’t made an offer with Texas yet, but I have a good relationship with Coach Marion. I love Texas and everything about school. I like Coach Sark, NIL program, Arch Manninghow they recruit. They want me to withdraw my commitment before they offer, but if they do offer, I will definitely make one of my official visits.”

Butler said he remains pleased with his commitment to USC.

“I still talk to USC all the time,” Butler said. “I went to most of the house games, and now they are playing a great ball. I mostly communicate with Donte Williamshe is the trainer to whom I am dedicated and I hope to build a relationship with trainer Simmons as well.

“Like I said, I would like to play receiver and Lincoln Riley said they would like to give me the opportunity to play for both sides. My plan now is to do all five visits and then at the end of the summer I will make my final decision. Once I fix it, that’s it for me, I won’t talk to any other schools from then on.”

Butler is a very talented two-way player. He a legitimate threat to score every time he touches the ball offensively and defensively, he is a physical child with a range of cornering skills.

In terms of his make-up and playstyle, he reminds us some former LB Poly/Arizona State and current NE Patriot DB Jack Jones and it will be interesting to watch its development over the next year.