"I went to Ohio State and West Virginia camps last year," he said. "This year I'm looking to go to Ohio State, Michigan, Pitt, and UC."
Bucker plays mostly tackle and is being recruited for that position. He's been working hard in recent months to improve his status.
"I'm 6-6, 310 and I ran a 5.3 at school," he said. "I've been going to a personal trainer since January, mostly working on speed and pro agility."
Buckner is looking to major in history or political science and is already all set academically.
"I got a 21 on my SAT and I got a 3.5 core," he said.
What will be the key factors in his decision?
"I think I want to wait. I want to see who comes in with offers," he said. "Strong academics, a strong football program and be somewhat close to home so my mom can come see me play."