Monday, February 13, 2012

Butler QB Riley Ferguson gets Auburn offer

Butler High QB Riley Ferguson, a 6-foot-3 junior, picked up an offer Auburn Friday He picked up three last week, his mother told the Observer.

Last week, Ferguson got offers from national champion Alabama, North Carolina and South Florida.

Ferguson threw for 3,345 yards and 48 touchdowns last season, leading Butler to the N.C. 4AA quarterfinals. As a sophomore, he led the Bulldogs to the N.C. 4AA championship.

Ferguson previously had offers from Clemson,  Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Karma will come to the Fergusons. Renting an apartment in another zone has and will continue to work against them. Someone on his team would be starting (along with others who are behind other apartment dwellers) and team chemistry stinks. Guess they didn't think of that when they told the Observer what they were doing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I guess a lot of team would wish for a team chemistry that stinks if it meant winning a state championship and a return trip to the finals. You know, this isn't the first case at a high school where someone moved into a district to play sports anywhere in this country and it won't be the last. If the people behind the starters who, you claim, aren't apartment dwellers were better at the positions than the apartment dwellers I believe they would be starting, no? This is life and it doesn't get any easier at the next level, either.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Riley. Don't understand why people are down on you for wanting to stay at Butler. It's a free Country we live in people. If you don't like your school, then move to where you want.

Anonymous said...

Good going Fergusons.

Anonymous said...

This kid is a true talent, that being said I don't care for his or anyone in his family's mouth or horrible lack of sportsmanship, question is can Butler win it all as this is thought to be their last shot coming for awhile, also will they coach him up better on reading coverages this year? (as his security blanket will be gone his older brother)

Anonymous said...

7:43...Butler had more talent than anyone but underperformed. They did not make the finals, no one from Charlotte did. The reason, team chemistry for the before mentioned reasons.

Anonymous said...

UNCC is holding their offer for a while, so they can evaluate him longer.

Anonymous said...

To the scientist out there, what is this big chemistry problem? Be specific please. Bulldogs will be very good again this coming year.

Bono said...

Riley, congratulations on your scholarship offers. You have certainly earned it on the field. Although I do not know what your grades are like, I would NOT recommend going to Michigan. The University is terrific and the atmosphere is unlike any other place you'll experience in the entire Country. Yet, Riley, this is about academics. Playing for over 100,000 fans is not something you are going to get a chance to experience in those southern schools, but their academics will be easier for you.
Michigan is, by far, the most academically challenging University you'll run across and thus far, received a scholarship to attend. The weather is much more brutal, as are the players. It's an entirely different beast up in Michigan, as you're dealing more with brute force and strength, not in as much galloping, sprinting, and dancing.
Now, there have been many players from the south, including Anthony Carter, who have gone on to excel academically, as well as athletically at Michigan, but it takes a real dedication to do it.
Again, based on the lower standards of academics here in North Carolina, along with the gentler terrain, I believe you may find the challenges of Michigan to be a bit too much for you, Riley. Stick to the easier road and the southern schools.

Anonymous said...

Butler players and players keep wanting to get Newsome back. That started the problems. Then the players argued over stats, shrine bowl picks, etc. Not many players at Butler enjoyed playing there in 2011

Anonymous said...

10:42am Does/did your son play at Butler? Mine does. Never heard of any of your statement going on.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Bono, why would you not recommend a kid go to a school with good academics? I'm sure the kid is intelligent being that he has been a pretty successful quarterback. My good friend Jamar Adams who played at Butler went on to Michigan to do just fine and was able to graduate. As I have also gone up north to graduate college, I found I was more prepared than most of the northerners who were there. Butler prepared me extremely well. The weather of a school won't have an impact on the kid. As for the players being more brutal, sorry the SEC defenses are the best in the nation, certainly not the Big 10.

Bono said...

Thank you for the response, 1:58 Anonymous. You should really attempt to get a Google account in the future.

You may have gone up North to graduate, yet which school did you attend? I attended Central Michigan University, and let me just say that while I love my Alma Mater, I could not handle the competitive curriculum at U of M. Michigan is up there with Stanford, Northwestern, and the Ivy League schools. Sure, I'll even give Duke it's props.

As for your pansy SEC schools...well, why don't you take you powerful defenses up to the Horsehoe, or Camp Randall, or Beaver Stadium in November? We'll see just how fast your Bama's, your Florida's, your LSU's, your Auburn's, your Georgia's really are. The SEC is built for the nice weather and fast terrain. You southerners would get slaughtered in snow, sleet, muck and icy conditions. The SEC is built for track and touch football, Anonymous 1:58.

You know it, and I know it. Don't you ever pass yourself off as tough. You don't play ball in negative digit weather, so go hug a palm tree, wimpy. Any day you want to drag the SEC's best team up to Michigan for a game a week after Thanksgiving weekend, be my guest; the Wolverines will destroy them in the cold weather.

Anonymous said...

Ferguson's unsportsmanship antics should be an embarrassment to Butler High School. During warm-ups and throughout the game I attended, Ferguson exemplified the poorest example of character in a student athlete I have seen on the field. I could not believe that he was not reprimanded for his gestures, words and taunting from any Butler coaches. There is no way that they were not aware of his behavior. From what I understand from others, this is how he consistantly behaves. I pray he doesn't attend my alma mater!

Anonymous said...

Sad! These people don't have a clue of who you are and the work you have put in to get to this level. These types of individuals will remain in your life as you grow and take your game to the next level.Let the haters hate Riley, they are the same ones that have know idea of the hard work and dedication you and your family have put into your and Zack's development. I wish you all the best. Enjoy these moments you deserve it.NON ATHLETES get a life!!MHMSBRE$$$