Kentucky continues to recruit the state of Ohio impressively under head coach Mark Stoops, and the latest to commit to the Wildcats is three-star defensive tackle Cavon Butler, from Toledo Whitmer.

Butler, 6-foot-3, 290-pounds, can play inside or outside on the defensive line but is expected to play tackle for Kentucky. He was also offered by Alabama, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and others.

Although he has yet to visit Kentucky, Butler committed to the Wildcats based off his relationship with assistant coach Vince Marrow, one of the top recruiters in the country.

"I know they have a lot of Ohio guys on the roster and it's a chance to play in the SEC, so committing to Kentucky just felt right," Butler stated. "I have not visited there, but I will be going there sometime this fall."

"I was recruited by Coach Marrow, and he told he believes I can be an impact player for a great school," he added. "He made me feel comfortable with him and comfortable with Kentucky as a place where I can reach my goals. I have a lot of faith in him, and what he's been telling me."

"I know that spots are filling up at schools across the country, and I knew Kentucky was the right place for me, so I went ahead and got it out of the way," he continued. "They are planning on playing me at defensive tackle, and it doesn't matter to me because I just want to play football."

Butler had a great junior season in 2017, with 91 tackles and 12 sacks. He combines quickness of the ball with great power and strength. He played a lot at defensive end as a junior, but will play mostly inside this season.

"I'm going to bring physicality to the table for Kentucky," Butler stressed. "I have the mindset that I'm going to dominate along the defensive line, and I don't put a lot of pressure on myself. I just play to the best of my ability."

"I was pretty good last year, but I'm way better now," he said. "I'm more explosive, but I've also gotten bigger and stronger in the past year. I'm anxious to get my senior season under way, because we are going to have a really good team once again. I would love to win a state championship as a senior for my team and for my school."

Butler is currently ranked as the No. 57 defensive tackle in America by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. The 2019 Kentucky recruiting class is ranked at No. 41 nationally and No. 12 in the SEC at this time.

In addition to Butler, Kentucky's recruiting class also has Springfield four-star defensive back Moses Douglass as another recruit from the state of Ohio.

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