Buchanan: 'Just looking to have a good time.'

The Texas Longhorns typically look for offensive linemen with quickness and good feet, and that's exactly what they got when Austin High School's Mack Buchanan committed to UT back in February. Inside Texas caught up with Buchanan to see how his summer is going, how solid his commitment with the Horns is and what he thinks about Texas' 2008 class.

"It's going good," Mark Buchanan replied when asked how his summer was going. "We have just been working out and stuff."

As the season draws closer, many student athletes will go back to their usual routine of school and practice, and Buchanan is looking forward to the start of his senior season. He and his teammates have already set some team goals, but Buchanan's main goal is to enjoy his last year of high school football.

"We have set some team goals," Buchanan said. "We want to make it back to the playoffs and hopefully win our district. It should be fun. I just want to have a strong senior season. Since I'm already committed to Texas, I have nothing to worry about on that front. I'm just looking to have a good time."

Buchanan is obviously still solid with the Longhorns. He attended camp with the other commits back in June and enjoyed himself.

"It was a good time," Buchanan said. "My favorite part was probably the one-on-ones. I got to go up against Dravannti Johnson a couple of times. He was pretty good, but I pretty much shut him down. He is a good player with a lot of speed."

Like many of the other commits, Buchanan also enjoyed building a strong rapport with his future teammates. He even got to hang out with one of his old pee wee football buddies.

"Being a lineman, I didn't get to talk to as many of the skill players as I wanted to, but I talked to Luke Poehlmann a lot and David Snow a little bit. I got to talk to some of the coaches as well. I talked to Nolan Brewster. I used to play pee wee football with him."

Buchanan knows that Texas has put together a good recruiting class and thinks they can do some special things a few years down the road.

"Our class should be strong. We have a lot of big, quick linemen and our DB class should be one of the best in the nation. We have a pretty good class," Buchanan said.

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