EL DORADO, Kan. – Butler football has now had a total of 20 players signing on to NCAA Division I football programs, with five more officially committing today during the 2015 national signing day.
The list includes four players going to the Big 12 Conference, two players going to the Southeastern Conference, two to the Pac-12 as well as others joining programs in the Mountain West, Sun Belt, Southland, and the Conference USA.
The sophomores leave after compiling a record of 17-5 over the past two seasons with Jayhawk Conference and Region VI playoff championships in 2013. They were ranked in the national poll each week during their two-year career.
Butler has had at least 14 players transfer to NCAA football programs following each season since 1998. The Grizzlies, who have a record of 177-23 while winning 14 conference titles and five national championships in that 17-year span, have had former players transfer to programs including LSU, Florida, Michigan, Oregon, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Carolina and Georgia. Three former Grizzlies have played in BCS national title games since 2001.
Tyler Howell - Missouri
Ulric Jones - South Carolina
Matthew Kellerman - Oklahoma State
Chris Carson - Oklahoma State
Antwan Hadley - Oklahoma State
William Smith - Kansas
Davon Durant - Arizona State
Afolabi Laguda - Colorado
Kameron Miles - Boise State
Brian Ochs - North Texas
Toby Omli - Murray State
Colin Frickey - Murray State
Daniel Jensen - Tennesee-Martin
Derek Lee - Bowling Green
Brady Moore - Central Arkansas
Joel Blumenthal - Northwestern State
Damarcus Smith - North Texas
Kaleb Ringer - Georgia State
Vontrell Williams - Texas-San Antonio
Kwamane Bowens - Texas State