Buckner Enjoys Spring Scrimmage

Several members from the Texas' 2007 and 2008 recruiting classes were in attendance for the Longhorns' annual spring scrimmage that was held over the weekend. Allen, Texas wide receiver Dan Buckner enjoyed the experience and came away very impressed with the offensive unit.

"Yeah, I stayed out there last night with Aaron (Williams)," Dan Buckner said. "The game was pretty good. The offense was incredible. I'm not sure if they just have a weak defense or a great offense."

Buckner was particularly impressed with John Chiles and Sherrod Harris who have been fighting to earn a backup role all spring.

"Some of the younger players looked great. John Chiles was wreckin' um. He made like three people miss and took it to the house," Buckner said. "Sherrod looked good too. I think he broke one to the house the very next series."

"They both have moves," Buckner said of Chiles and Harris. "Colt doesn't have much of what they bring to the table, but he has a year under his belt and already broke every passing record known to Texas football last year."

Buckner will likely be the top candidate to fill the void left by Limas Sweed after his senior season comes to an end. Buckner got a chance to watch Sweed perform in a role that he could very well occupy for the next four years.

"I watched the receivers a lot. I saw Limas. I watch everything he does," Buckner said.

Buckner got to hang out with a number of Texas commits from the 2007 and 2008 classes. He rode to Austin with Southlake Carroll quarterback Riley Dodge and talked to several of his future teammates including Blake Gideon, Tre Newton, Malcolm Williams, Ian Harris, James Kirkendoll, and Matt Nader throughout the trip.

Spring football is right around the corner for several of these kids, and Buckner talked about what he wanted to accomplish.

"We start spring practice in two weeks," Buckner said. "I'm ready to put on the pads and make some people look back."

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