Ex-USC WR Butler's status: 'Pending'


Former USC receiver Brice Butler, who told coach Lane Kiffin in January that he intended to transfer to a Football Championship Subdivision school, has not yet made up his mind on his next destination and left open the possibility he could return to USC come the summertime.

He has only two possible destinations, he said: Tennessee-Chattanooga and Delaware, FCS schools both, and he intends to visit both in the next few weeks. He's still enrolled at classes at USC in the interim and should have only two left to graduate after the ends of this semester.

"I'm open to everything -- there could be a chance," Butler said Wednesday. "If you want to say a status I'm at, you can say pending as to where I'm gonna end up going."

Butler was expected to start at split end across from Ronald Johnson in 2010 but lost the starting spot to freshman receiver Robert Woods. He finished the year with nine catches for 140 yards and one TD after recording 20 catches for 292 yards and two scores as a redshirt freshman in 2009.

Butler, who said he has spoken to just about everybody on the team and on the coaching staff except Kiffin in the two months since he decided to transfer, watched some of Wednesday's Pro Day events on USC's Cromwell Field.