Michael Buchanan Visits Commodores

Michael Buchanan, Scout.com three-star defensive end from Flossmoor-Homewood, (Ill.), took an official visit to Vanderbilt. Scout.com learned more about his trip to Nashville.

"The visit to Vanderbilt went real good," said Michael Buchanan. "I spent the entire weekend up there. I got there on Friday. I watched the basketball team practice Friday, then went to meet up with some football coaches and players."

"I went out with a few people on Friday night. I went out with coach [Michael] Hazel. I had a real good time. He was real cool. We had fun."

Buchanan talked about the next two days spent in Nashville including the game against the Florida Gators.

"We had breakfast the next morning," he said. "They fed me real good. We ate a few times. I took a tour of the campus. We saw all the academic buildings and classrooms. I went to the game and then went out with some of the players."

"It was a good game. It was fun to watch the SEC guys play. Florida is a real good team. That night I went out with a few of the defensive players. I hung out with Broderick Stewart. They were all fun guys to hang out with."

"I had breakfast on Sunday morning. I then met with some of the academic people. I went and talked to the strength coach. I met with some of the coaches, and then I left."

The Illinois native spent quality time with Vanderbilt head coach Bobby Johnson.

"I got some one-on-one time with coach Johnson," Buchanan said. "He was saying they were very interested. He believes Vanderbilt would be a good place for me. He would like to see me come there. I believe they are sincere in what they were telling me. I have a good feel from them."

"I was really impressed with the school and the guys. I was real impressed with everything they were saying. I really like the academics."

"It's one of the best academics schools in the country and in the SEC. Best conference in college football. The fan support they get. The people at Vanderbilt have a lot of support."

Buchanan plans to take visits to Illinois and Purdue before making a decision. He does not have a time table for a decision.

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