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Local goalkeeper picks George Mason

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Michael Butts, a Class of 2012 goalkeeper prospect from Manassas, Va., confirmed Wednesday that he has verbally commited to George Mason.

Butts plays club soccer for PWSI Courage 94 Red.

He helped the Osbourn Park (Manassas, Va.) high school team to the Cardinal District title last spring and a Northwest Regional playoff appearance. Butts earned second-team all-area honors by the News & Messenger.

Butts joins Patriots recruits Brice Colcombe, David Ellis, Ryan Harmouche, Peter Lam, Kevin Roberts, Julius Rosa-DiStefano and Edgar Zepeda from Virginia and Aaron Safadi from Colorado.