"There were something like 19 prospects there taking there official visits," he added. "My host was Chase Rice. We ate as soon as we got there on Friday and went out with Chase on Friday and Saturday Night. I spent a lot of time with the coaches. I knew many of the prospects from before and got to meet some new guys as well."
Buchanan is projected to play linebacker for the Tar Heels and he spoke with linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen about his opportunity to play as a true freshman.
"Coach Thigpen said he will have to see what the returning players look like in the spring and how I do in practice next fall before he decides if I will redshirt or not."
There were some uncommitted recruits on the visit and one in particular that Buchanan thought might switch his commitment to UNC.
"There was this huge offensive lineman from Texas that was on the visit," Buchanan said. "He's like 6-5, 315 or something. He was really thinking about changing his commitment to North Carolina (from Houston). I'm not sure about the other prospects because I didn't see them as much."
Buchanan committed to the Tar Heel pretty early in the process, but that did not stop the recruiters from calling.
"N.C. State and Louisville kept sending me information, kept calling, and wanting me to visit, but I made it clear that I was going to Carolina. It took a while, but they stopped."
Buchanan is the second player in two years from Davie County High School to pick the Tar Heels, following Cooter Arnold, who committed last year.