Ducks In Buckner's Top Three

Honolulu (HI) Punahou School has produced a number of famous alumni, including 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. On the football field however, it appears that three-star defensive end DeForest Buckner is the next graduate to make a splash on the national stage.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"Yeah they offered me a couple of weeks ago."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"Nothing really. I found out they offered me from my coach because they talk to my coach a lot. My coach told me and my friend Luke (Kaumatule) that they offered us."

Do you know which coaches from Oregon have been in contact with you?

"No, not really...(I think) it was the defensive line coach (Jerry Azzinaro).

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"They're up there. They're one of my top schools I'd say. My interest in them is pretty high."

What is it that has you interested in them as a program?

"They're a really good academic school and their program is really good. It's building and getting better the past couple of years."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I'm real aggressive. I play every play 100 percent every time."

Is there a guy at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after?

"Yeah, Julius Peppers."

What are you looking for in a program?

"That I don't know yet. I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to be comfortable with."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study once you get to college?

"No, I'm still undecided."

What offers do you currently hold from other schools?

"I got an offer from Colorado, Arizona, Washington, Washington State, and Oregon."

Are there other schools in the mix that you've been hearing a lot from?

"Yeah I've been hearing a lot from Cal-Berkeley and a few others."

Do you have a top three, top five, top ten or anything like that at this point?

"So far just the schools that have offered me. I'd say my top three are Oregon, Arizona and Colorado...that's just kind of random."

Do you have plans to go to any camps? Junior Days? Unofficial visits?

"We're still trying to figure that out cause we have some financial problems, so we'll see."

Has Oregon discussed trying to get you out for a visit at some point?

"They invited me to their Junior Day, but we're still trying to figure out what's up with that."

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