Deacs Strong With Nation's No. 1 WLB

Ramon Buchanan is rated as the nation's No. 1 weakside linebacker prospect by Scout.com and the Palm Bay High standout talked about the latest on the recruiting front.

Ramon Buchanan took a trip up North this past week for a camp at Rutgers. He talked about his time there.

"It was straight," Buchanan said. "I did real good in the one-on-ones and there were some good running backs there. I ran a 4.5 and had a good camp. It was a fun camp, I enjoyed myself. Rutgers is a nice place."

Buchanan, 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, said Rutgers was his first camp this summer but he has plans to attend one more later this summer.

"I'm going to Friday Night Lights at Florida next month," he said. "That'll be it. Then it'll be time to focus on our season."

Speaking of his senior season, Buchanan is excited about it.

"We should be pretty good," he said. "I'll be going both ways again and hopefully we can go all the way this year."

On the recruiting front, Buchanan said there are three schools mainly involved right now.

"The ones I'm looking at the most are Florida, Miami, and Wake Forest," he said. "Those are my top three."

The talented linebacker prospect spoke highly about all three programs.

"I like the coaching staff at Wake Forest," he said. "I saw the campus on the Internet and it looks like a nice school, on the rise. Miami is recruiting me real hard. I like it down South and I really like my recruiting coach -- Coach Barrow. He's real cool and he always tells me how it is. Florida, it's like Miami. I really like talking to Coach Gonzalez. It's a good program."

While the Gators and Canes seem to have the upperhand, when asked for a favorite Buchanan said he's not ready to name one just yet.

"It's even right now," he said. "I really like all three of them. I don't even know who would be on top right now."

The All-American candidate spoke about what will be important when it comes time to make a decision.

"I wanna feel comfortable around the coaches and the players and I wanna see how busy the school is," he said. "I mean as a student, am I gonna have a lot of things to do, places to go,


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