Recruiting is off to a fevered pace at Arkansas State with the Red Wolves already having eight commitments for Hugh Freeze's first full recruiting class of 2012.
We at AStateNation.com is proud to introduce you to a new feature of the site called Commitment Tracker.
In this new feature we will take a look at the commitment with in-depth analysis, we will travel when possible to see the commitment play, we will talk with their head coaches to see what type of players and young men that Arkansas State is getting in their players.
Who knows a player better than his High School Head Coach?
As part of the Commitment Tracker Profile, we take a look at each of the Red Wolves commitments through the eyes of their Head Coach.
AStateNation.com went 1-on-1 with Memphis Mitchell veteran Head Coach Nathan Cole Sr. to get his take on Buckhanon's talents.
What type of player is Greg Buckhanon?
Coach Cole's Answer: He is an under rated player because of his size, but he plays much bigger than his actual size. He has a motor that never stops. He loves pursuing the football.
What has Buckhanon mean't to your football team at Memphis Mitchell HS?
Coach Cole's Answer: He demands a double team every time he steps out on the field. This helps our linebacker corp tremendously. He is so quick off the football, he causes a major disruption in the opponents backfield.
Does Buckhanon play any other positions?
Coach Cole's Answer: He is the best long snapper that I have ever had during my long coaching career. He is really good in that department.
What honors has Buckhanon earned at Memphis Mitchell?
Coach Cole's Answer: He is the top defensive player in our conference as a junior, he has been named this fall to the Reebock All-American Team.
What type of young man is Buckhanon off the football field?
Coach Cole's Answer: He is a yes sir no sir type of young man. He is a true student athlete, his academics come first for him. He is a very smart young man on and off the field. He is a young man that any coach would be proud to have on his team.
How strong is Buckhanon?
Coach Cole's Answer: He benches over 310 pounds, he squats between 475 and 500.
What type of student is Buckhanon?
Coach Cole's Answer: He is a great student. He has a 4.5 G.P.A and scored a 19 his first time on the ACT.
Your thought's about Buckhanon committing and going to Arkansas State University.
Coach Cole's Answer: It's a great school and a great campus. My daughter goes to school there. I love ASU. I think Arkansas State is a great play for Greg, it's not too far from home. He will get a quality education there and Coach Hugh Freeze will take great care of him. I have known Coach Freeze for along time, I truly trust him with our kids. I know that they will be well coached and someone that they can talk to anytime.
Greg Buckhanon's Numbers:
He is 6-foot-0, 260-pounds and runs the forty in 5.0 seconds.
His vertical jump is 27.4
His shuttle run is a 4.9
His Broad Jump is 8-6
Buckhanon's Offer Sheet: Arkansas State University
Buckhanon's Scout.com rating and ranking: He is the No 126 DT in the nation and is rated a two star prospect by Scout.com.
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