One of the elite linebackers in Louisiana with the size and athleticism to play either middle linebacker or outside linebacker at LSU ... Entered his senior season at Thibodaux High School on the High School Butkus Award Watchlist ... Tallied 36 solo tackles and returned both an interception and a fumble for touchdowns in four games ... Missed the remainder of the season due to a knee injury ... Totaled close to 300 tackles in his sophomore and junior seasons ... Played all three linebacker positions in high school ... Rated the 19th player in Louisiana and the nation's 38th outside linebacker by Rivals.com ... Listed on the ESPN 2011 All-Louisiana Football Team as an honorable mention selection ... Tabbed a New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip prospect ... Coached by Dennis Lorio.
Parents are Krystal Hollis and Cory Butler ... Born Jan. 25, 1994 ... Two of his cousins - David Butler and Lionel Wallis - are both Houma natives who played football for LSU during the 1990s and '80s, respectively.