Butler has always been a hot bed for transfers, with their historic success and all. That only continued on Monday afternoon when redshirt freshman Gavin Screws committed to Butler.
Screws is transferring from Troy, a Division I school in Alabama.
HOME @ButlerGrizzlyFB @CoachBVignery #CountOnMe pic.twitter.com/7vVOO4IaBx— SCREWZY (@GavinScrews) May 25, 2020
A three-start recruit according to 247Sports and ESPN, Screws redshirted last season under new head coach Chip Lindsey. ESPN had him as a top 60 quarterback in the 2019 recruiting class.
Screws entered the transfer portal on April 30 and made it official on social media a day later. 25 days later, he goes from the scarlet and silver to the purple and gold.
He was a three-year starter for Baldwin High in Jacksonville, Florida. During his prep career, Screws finished with the 12th most passing yards in state history, finishing with 7,831 yards. He also threw for 83 touchdowns in his career.
As a senior, Screws threw for 2,562 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Screws will step in and compete for the job with Nick Davenport, as he is the only returning quarterback from last season. The other freshman on the roster, Jack Samsel transferred to the University of Missouri.
Davenport, the sophomore-to-be stepped in when injuries forced the Grizzlies to use their third string quarterback. He helped Butler derail Garden City’s national title hopes and win the 2019 Midwest Classic Bowl over Trinity Valley Community College.