It appears that Buchanan will likely start at left tackle for the White squad. So far, he has been pleased with his individual performance in practice.
"I think I have been doing real well actually," Buchanan said. "In these all-star games, it's kind of like a passing showcase. My pass-blocking has been really good at left tackle for the silver or white team or whatever you want to call it. It's been good. It helps to kind of get back in the rhythm of pads and go up against a little bit better competition than I have been, but I have been pretty pleased with my performance."
Buchanan's teammates on the White team, Antoine Hicks and D.J. Grant, have both been practicing at wide receiver. However, Buchanan hasn't had much of a chance to check out their performance in practice.
"Truthfully, I have kind of been occupied with my pass-blocking. It's kind of difficult blocking some of these guys, so I haven't really been able to see much of what's going on with the receivers," Buchanan said.
Buchanan hasn't had the opportunity to check out his future teammates in practice, but he did get to spend some time getting to know Grant on the plane ride from Austin to Orlando.
"I rode hear on the plane with D.J. We had the same flight out of Austin and we are in the same hotel together. He is a good guy and I know that he is very committed to Texas," Buchanan said when asked if he had been able to spend any time with fellow Longhorn commits away from practice. "I've seen some of the other guys a little bit, but it's kind of a big mass of people in the players lounge most of the time. There is always a lot going on."