Ray Buchanan Jr. | Like Father, Like Son

Ray Buchanan, Jr., a junior at Peachtree Ridge High School and son of former NFL cornerback Ray Buchanan, is beginning to visit schools and has plans to visit Georgia Tech.

"I'm going to visit with Georgia Tech next Saturday," Ray Buchanan Jr. said, referring to the Junior Day activities on Jan. 29. He also said that his recruiting coordinator with Georgia Tech, Coach Andy McCollum, is planning on visiting him at some point in the next few weeks.

Listed as a cornerback just like his father, the junior out of Suwanee, Ga. was a big fan of what he saw from the Yellow Jackets' defense when he visited to watch the game against Miami during the 2010 season.

"I really liked how their secondary played; I liked their defense a lot," Buchanan Jr. said. "We run the 4-3 defense at my school, but I've played in a 3-4 defense before, and I really like it."

He said he has yet to receive an offer, but he hopes to get one from Georgia Tech sometime this spring. The schools that have his interest right now are Georgia Tech, Purdue, Florida, FSU and UCLA. Buchanan Jr. has also mentioned interest in Vanderbilt and UGA.

But as for the Yellow Jackets, there are several reasons why he could see himself playing college football in Atlanta.

"I really like that Georgia Tech is close to home, and the good academics and good football are really positive factors as well," Buchanan Jr. said.

At 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, Buchanan Jr. is growing into the size of a prototypical cornerback, much like his father. If he catches the eye of the coaching staff at Georgia Tech as he believes he will, Buchanan Jr. may be receiving the offer he is seeking quite soon.

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