Buchanan Makes the Switch

The Florida Gators' recruiting class of 2008 is starting to fill up after reeling in another commitment this weekend. Ramon Buchanan told Urban Meyer on Saturday that he wants to wear the Orange and Blue.

"Coach Urban Meyer was very excited to hear me say, 'I wanted to be a Gator on Saturday night,'" Ramon Buchanan said.

Buchanan was originally commited to Miami, but the nation's No. 2 ranked weakside linebacker has been talking about possibly switching to the Gators for a while. During his visit, he made the switch official.

"Everybody was real fired up including coach Charlie Strong," Bucahnan said. "He was real happy that I wanted to be a Gator because Florida has been on me since day one."

Buchanan had a great time with the other prospects in Gainesville during the weekend trip.

"I know a lot of the kids in the recruiting class," he said. "We're going to finish with a great class. I had a great time this weekend, especially at the basketball game, and it's great to be Gator."

Buchanan was told by the Florida staff to be ready for some early playing time.

"The coaches talked to me about coming in mentally and physically prepared next year because I'm going to play as a freshman," Buchanan said.

Buchanan is a 6-1, 195-pound linebacker from Melbourne (Fla.) Palm Bay. It's the same school that produced Reggie Nelson and Joe Cohen.

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