"They're a good team, but if we play like we're supposed to we can stay with them," said Buchanan. "They execute when they need to execute. They just make great catches when they need to. They have a receiver [Hakeem Nicks] that's going to Carolina – he's good."
Nicks wasn't the only future Tar Heel on Patriot Stadium's field Friday night. Buchanan, a 6-foot-1 195-pounder, also finds his name on North Carolina's commitment list.
"I'm really looking forward to going to Carolina next year," said Buchanan.
Every North Carolina home game has seen a group of commits supporting the Tar Heels from the stands. On most occasions, Buchanan has been found in that group.
"I've been to every [North Carolina game] but two – Duke and Maryland," said Buchanan. "I'm going to take [an official] visit up there in the next few weeks."
Buchanan is not considering December graduation and will elect to enroll at North Carolina in the second summer semester.
Facing a pass oriented team in Independence, Buchanan was virtually limited to a handful of tackles. Davie ends the 2005 season with an 11-3 record.