Ray Buchanan Jr., son of the former NFL Pro Bowler, committed to Arkansas on Saturday.
The 5-foot-11, 176-pound defensive back from Peachtree Ridge High School picked Arkansas over Ole Miss. Arkansas was the first school to offer Buchanan, and that made a huge impression.
“I talked to a lot of former and current players, and they all said they really loved it at Arkansas,” Buchanan told the AJC. “It’s an exciting atmosphere for college football, and a great place to get a degree.”
Buchanan said he has a 3.3 GPA and will major in Criminal Justice or Engineering.
Like his famous father, Buchanan plays defensive back. The elder Buchanan played college football at Louisville and then in the NFL for 12 seasons, including from 1997-2003 for the Atlanta Falcons. Buchanan famously exchanged trash talk with Shannon Sharpe before Super Bowl XXXIII against the Denver Broncos.
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