|City/State:||Lake Charles, La.|
|High School:||Barbe HS|
Outstanding prospect with a fastball touching 90 mph, and he uses a big 12-6 breaking ball in any count ... has a lot of experience pitching in big games and will add depth to the LSU staff.
PRIOR TO LSU
Earned three wins on the mound during the 2012 Class 5A state tournament, helping lead Barbe to the state title; threw five scoreless innings of relief and earned the win over Rummel in the 2012 state title game ... record a 6-1 record for the 2012 season with a 1.27 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 55.1 innings ... limited opponents to a .162 batting average ... received All-America and All-State recognition.
Parents are Jeff and Allie Butler ... has one younger brother, Elliott ... chose to attend LSU because "the baseball program is the best in the country, and the fans at the games are incredible" ... majoring in mechanical engineering at LSU ... born October 14, 1993 in Lake Charles, La.