Athlete Spotlight: Naiseem Butts, Eyes Set On Greatness
Naiseem Butts is a class of 2019 running back from Newark, Delaware. He is widely considered one of the most talented players at his position in the state of Delaware.
Naseem is a talented runner with great power, vision and breakaway speed. He can put his shoulder down and push the pile or explode through the hole and take it the distance. Naiseem averaged an outstanding 8.9 yards a carry. In addition to his running ability, he has really good hands, enabling him to catch balls out of the backfield.
Naseem has been playing football for 12 years. He played in the Philadelphia youth leagues before moving to Delaware. Naiseem has a lot to prove in his final year in high school. His goals are to earn all-conference, all-state honors with his high-level play on the field. He hopes his play will earn an academic/athletic scholarship. Family is very important to Naiseem. He mother is his biggest supporter. He works hard in the classroom and on the field because he wants to make is mother and family proud. She pushes him hard each day because she sees his potential and wants the best for him.
Naiseem models his running style after former LSU and current Washington Redskin running back, Derrius Guice. He says he loves how he runs “angry” when carrying the ball. Naiseem’s would love to one day play in the NFL. Playing for any team would be an honor but living in Los Angeles and playing for the Rams would be is ideal landing spot. Naiseem has had a great offseason so far. He is training with his team and improving his strength and speed. Naiseem has been contacted by several college teams and has been invited to numerous Junior Days and Prospect Days. We are happy to assist him in his recruiting journey and help him catch the eye of recruiting coordinators across the country!