Colorado commit Aaron Butler will step away from his high school football team to focus on graduating early and early enrollment at Colorado, 247Sports’ Greg Biggins reported Friday.

Butler, a 4-star prospect out of Calabasas, California, is the No. 84 player nationally and the No. 12 player out of California according to 247Sports composite. He picked Colorado over Georgia, Alabama and others.

Graduating from high school early will give Butler the chance to participate in all of Colorado’s spring football activities.

Butler’s father, Robb-Davon Butler, spoke with 247Sports about the decision.

“Aaron has a lot of goals and as a family, we felt this was the best move for him,” he told 247Sports. “He’s taking four classes on campus and then four more online classes and that work load was really tough to balance with playing out the rest of the season.

“A lot of players who graduate early plan it out as freshman and sophomores and are already taking a full load of classes. We really didn’t decide on this until the summer so he’s trying to jam a whole year’s worth of school in to one semester but we think it’s worth it.”

Colorado has the No. 75 recruiting class in the country for the 2024 class and Butler is 1 of 3 4-star prospects in the class.

The Buffaloes are trying to keep the commits rolling in as they continue on with their season. This week, Colorado is looking to shake off the Blowout loss to Oregon last week as they take on USC.