Receiver Brice Butler will stay with USC

USC junior receiver Brice Butler has decided not to transfer and will rejoin the Trojans next fall, the school announced Monday.

"We are pleased with Brice's decision to continue his development as a student-athlete at USC," Trojan head coach Lane Kiffin said in a statement.

Butler, a once-touted recruit out of Norcross, Ga., has struggled to break through. He has 29 career receptions with three touchdowns. Last fall, he caught just nine passes for 112 yards and a score.

He did not participate in 2011 spring practice, but remained in school at USC. He will face an uphill battle to work his way into a young and talented receiver rotation that includes Robert Woods, Brandon Carswell and Kyle Prater, as well as highly rated incoming freshman George Farmer.