Buckner: Offers Piling Up

Allen High School is home to one of the most physically gifted wide receivers in the state of Texas. With the trend of tall receivers emerging in college football over the last few years, college recruiters have not failed to notice Dan Buckner. He already has six scholarship offers early in the recruiting process.

"Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Baylor and Rice," Dan Buckner said. "I think all of those are the ones I have received a written offer from right now."

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Buckner is hearing from just about every major program in the nation. A couple of schools are already high on Buckner's list, but he is still open to other programs and has not officially narrowed down his list of favorites.

"Right now, I like Notre Dame. I like Texas, OSU, Florida and Georgia. That might be my top five right now," Buckner said.

Buckner likes Texas for a number of reasons. One that sticks out is the type of receivers that the Longhorns have used in the past. He has the same body build of receivers like Roy Williams and Limas Sweed. Buckner realizes that the Longhorns know how to utilize their big men and believes that he fits the mold.

"I like that it is in Texas first off. Location isn't that big of a deal though. I have been down there for a couple of visits, and it has a really good atmosphere," Buckner said.

Texas definitely has their eyes set on Buckner. The Longhorn coaching staff has kept in touch with him rather frequently over the past couple of months.

"I talk to Coach Kennedy a lot. They were actually at our game Saturday when we played Southlake Carroll. He has been to a lot of my practices and has been texting me every day," Buckner said.

Buckner had an outstanding junior season at Allen this year. He caught around 70 passes for 1,040 yards and 13 touchdowns. Buckner is dedicating the spring to getting ready for his last year of high school football.

"Normally, I would be playing basketball, but I think I am going to be focusing on football going into my senior year," Buckner said.

Buckner will be attending the U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio next month with some of the top junior prospects from across the nation.

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