Aggies lure Florida 'backer Rodney Butler

New Mexico State has received a verbal commitment from OLB Rodney Butler (Pam Springs, Calif.), multiple sources report.

Butler felt comfortable with Aggies linebackers coach Will Martin since he is the former physical education teacher at Palm Springs. Butler told the Desert Sun:

"He seemed like a genuine, honest person. And I liked that about him and going into his program just seemed like a good idea to me."

The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder had 118 tackles and five sacks a senior.