Georgia's On Buchanan's Mind

Louisville commit Baylen Buchanan was at UGA again this week and that was his third time in Athens in 2015. The Dawgs are coming strong and it has Buchanan's attention...

When the Dawgs hit the practice field Tuesday, there were some prospects on the sideline watching. One was Louisville commit Baylen Buchanan.

This was his third visit to Athens, Ga. in the past seven weeks and Georgia is sending him a message.

"All the coaches just keep telling me to 'Commit to the G' when I am at Georgia," said Buchanan. "I am talking to Coach [Jeremy] Pruitt and Coach [Thomas] Brown almost every day now and they say it to me, then Coach [Mark] Richt says the same. Georgia is really coming hard at me right now."

The Dawgs have the attention of the 6-foot cornerback out of Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge and despite being committed to Louisville, Georgia is high on his list.

"Georgia is recruiting me harder than anyone right now and I am liking Georgia. I am a soft commitment to Louisville right now and Georgia is up there for me.

"I have been up there for a Junior Day, the Kentucky basketball game, and now a practice, and I like it a lot. The practice was cool and the coaches were showing me the drills and things like that.

"The coaches just told me that great players do not have to leave their home state to play great football. They want me to stay home at Georgia and with Georgia being in my backyard, I can see them being high on my list all the way to the end."

Buchanan has a famous last name, especially in the Atlanta area with his father, Ray Buchanan playing football for the Atlanta Falcons. Before his NFL career, Ray played at Louisville. Baylen's mother went there also, so he has ties to the Cardinal's program. He is feeling no pressure to follow in his parent's footsteps though.

"My dad is going to support me no matter where I go," said Baylen Buchanan. "He is down for whatever I do and wherever I go. He is taking me on trips, he is looking at depth charts and academics with me, and he will be there for me no matter which school I choose."

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