College signing: Collin Butler: Susquehanna rugby

Name: Collin Butler

High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Hometown: Altoona

Sport: Rugby

Position: Lock/8-man

College choice: Susquehanna

Other colleges considered: None

Why I picked Susquehanna: “We went on a campus visit and I liked it a lot. It was very nice and all the people there were extremely nice.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Winning states in football.”

Blair United rugby coach Andy Haines: “I think he will do fantastic. He is a three-year starter in football and been starting in rugby since 8th grade. He will do well with the high level challenge of their program. He is probably one of the best 8-man in the state. He is also an overall great kid who will help any program he goes to.”

How I got my start playing rugby: “My dad saw an ad in the paper for rugby and said ‘Why don’t you try it out?’ and I just kept going back.”

Favorite college growing up: Notre Dame

Other interests: Hunting, fishing

What getting to play in college means to me: “It’s another chance for me to make a lot of new friends and keep playing the sport I love.”

Probable college major: Environmental science

Parents: Matt and Jennifer Butler


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