Buckner Talks Visit Plans

Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou defensive end DeForest Buckner talked about the programs he plans on taking official visits to this fall…

Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou defensive end DeForest Buckner is one of the top defensive ends in the West. The four-star prospect has offers from most of the Pac-12, but has trimmed his list to a handful of programs.

"Things are good," said Buckner. "I know that I am taking official visits to UCLA, California and Oregon. I am also thinking about taking a trip to Washington."

"I am rescheduling the date with Oregon, but I think Oregon and California will be in December," said Buckner. "I will be going to UCLA on January 13th."

Buckner has ideal size for a defensive end at 6'7" 230lbs, but also displays an explosive quickness off the ball.

"I think that I am playing pretty well, but I don't track my stats," said Buckner. "I feel like I have made enough big plays for my team and we are in the playoffs."

Buckner's final four features programs up and down the Pac-12 standings, he talked about how much this year's record would impact his decision.

"All the schools are great," said Buckner. "It doesn't matter if they were a win or lose this year; it matters if I am comfortable there."

While Buckner is focused on his last two games and leading his team to a state title, he is looking forward to taking part in the Marines Semper Fidelis All-American game in January.

"Oh yeah, I'm excited," said Buckner. "It is the first ever Semper Fidelis game so it's a chance to start a tradition."

Buckner will play in the game in early January and make his decision sometime in that next month.

"I will probably announce right around signing day," said Buckner.


Jake Worthen is a West Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com.
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