Is Bucannon on same glide path as sibling?

COUGAR DEONE BUCANNON's only Pac-10 offer was from WSU but he proceeded to take the conference by storm, leading all Pac-10 freshmen in tackles, as well as the Cougs, and he was named WSU's Defensive MVP in 2010 – believed to be a program first for a freshman. Now, brother David Bucannon is part of the 2012 class and eyeing his senior season. And some similarities are present…

Both David and Deone had decent high school numbers as prep wide receivers but defense is where it's at for the Bucannons. Deone was named all-region, all-city and all-league on defense as a junior. David repeated the feat in 2010.

Both are hard hitting safeties who have logged triple digit tackle numbers at Vanden High in Fairfield, Calif. -- David with a league-leading 108 tackles this past season, Deone with 140 his junior year, 107 his senior campaign.

David (6-2, 175) might be a little taller than Deone (6-1, 186) but the older Bucannon has two league Defensive MVP awards from his high school days, while David is hoping to earn his first this season.

The younger Bucannon is waiting on his first offer, with WSU, Oregon, Arizona and Cal among those showing early interest, and said the Cougar coaches have told him they plan on coming down to his high school during the May Evaluation period.

In the meantime, he says he's working to stay focused, getting advice from his big brother and looking forward to making a return trip to Pullman to watch Deone lay some hat his sophomore season.

"We're in very close contact with each other... I loved watching him play (last season)," said David.

Bucannon also said he plans on participating in Washington State's summer camp in late June.

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