Quarterback Prospect Enjoys His Day In Auburn

QB Ryan Buchanan spend the day in Auburn to check out football practice and the campus.

Jackson, Miss.--One of the top football prospects in the state of Mississippi for the 2013 signee class, Ryan Buchanan, was on the Auburn campus Saturday to check out practice and meet with the coaching staff.

The six-foot-four, 205-pound quarterback from Jackson Prep noted it was a good experience.

,"It was my first time in Auburn," Buchanan said. "Me and my parents were extremely impressed. The way they do the tour and the visit, they are on top of everything. The facilities are second to none, we thought. For our first time we were extremely impressed."

Buchanan said he was looking forward to watching offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Scott Loeffler in action at Auburn's first scrimmage of the spring.

"It was impressive," he said of the practice, which was held at Auburn's indoor facility to avoid bad weather.

"I got there and watched Loeffler do drills," the prospect said. "I got to stand next to him, Kiehl Frazier and Zeke Pike and see the way he drills quarterbacks. I was impressed with that. The scrimmage looked good. They are very organized and they are on top of everything."

Buchanan said the attention to detail with how Loeffler trains the quarterbacks intrigued him. "He knows how to coach quarterbacks and he will definitely produce quarterbacks for the NFL," the prospect said.

Ryan Buchanan is shown in game action.

The quarterback and his family also got to spend time with head coach Gene Chizik. Buchanan said that Chizik told him the Tigers are looking to find a quarterback with the "it" factor, someone who is talented and a dynamic leader on a football field.

"He is a sharp guy," Buchanan said of the Auburn head coach. "I was impressed with Coach Chizik. My parents liked him a lot and I did. He is an easy guy to talk to."

In the SEC, Mississippi State and Ole Miss have offered scholarships to the QB prospect. Buchanan is also hearing from Arkansas, where he plans to visit next weekend. He notes that he is also talking to coaches at Alabama and will likely be there for the Tide's spring game. He added that he is talking to coaches at Florida and may visit Gainesville, too.

Rated a three-star prospect as the No. 37 ranked quarterback in the country, Buchanan said it would be exciting to get a scholarship offer from Auburn. "It would definitely put them at the top," he said. "Overall, I was just thoroughly impressed with the school."

Asked what he is looking for in choosing a college, he said, "Definitely the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, first of all, and definitely the offensive the scheme. The school and the academics, probably third. The academics is one thing we were excited about at Auburn. The academic center was second to none. They are on top of you with your grades. They don't let anyone slide. It is a strict program and a real sharp school."

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