Saw significant playing time as a backup wide receiver as a redshirt freshman in 2009. Overall in 2009 while appearing in all 13 games (he even started against Stanford), he had 20 receptions for 292 yards (14.6 avg.) with 2 TDs. He made the 2009 ESPN.com Pac-10 All-Freshman first team.
He had 1 catch against San Jose State (11 yards), Washington (11 yards) and Washington State (29-yard TD). He then caught 2 passes at both California (27 yards) and Notre Dame (32 yards). He added a 20-yard receptions against Oregon State, a 25-yard grab at Oregon and an 11-yarder at Arizona State. While starting versus Stanford, he had 6 receptions for 96 yards (both career highs) with a 36-yard TD. He had 2 catches for 13 yards against UCLA, a 14-yard reception against Arizona and a 3-yard catch against Boston College.
Butler redshirted as a freshman wide receiver in 2008, his first year at USC.
His 2007 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, ESPN 150, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Dixie, Prep Star All-Southeast and Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100 as a senior wide receiver at Norcross (Ga.) High. He had 1,186 receiving yards with 15 TD catches in 2007. As a junior in 2006, he had 35 receptions for 680 yards (19.4 avg.) with 9 TDs.
His father, Bobby, was a 1980 All-American cornerback at Florida State who then played 12 years (1981-92) with the Atlanta Falcons. His brother, Brenton, was on Fordham's basketball team (2007-10).