When Jackson Davis called Butler head coach Brandon Miller on Thursday to let him know of his future plans, Miller responded with one word.

"Yes!" he shouted.

It was good news for Miller, and good news for Butler, which welcomes the Lexington, Ky. native out of Lafayette High School to its 2014 recruiting class. Davis announced Friday he had chosen the Bulldogs over Alabama and Rice.

"All the schools that were recruiting me were just great," Jackson said. "They were all really good choices. But Butler was the best choice. I think it was the best place for me personally."

Davis becomes the third recruit to join the Butler team over the past month, in addition to North Carolina State transfer Tyler Lewis and Indiana transfer Austin Etherington.

Most significant, Davis helps fill a need for the Bulldogs down low. At 6-foot-8 and 220 pounds, Davis will pair with incoming freshman Tyler Wideman to help bolster a frontcourt unit that returns only two post players in Kameron Woods and Andrew Chrabascz.

"The coaches told me the minutes were there if I worked hard," Davis said. "They said they plan on using me a lot."