A national power is trying to test Baylen Buchanan’s commitment to Tennessee. It doesn’t seem to be working.
The three-star cornerback from Peachtree Ridge High School (Suwanee, Ga.) said he’s still committed to Tennessee even though Ohio State recently offered him a scholarship.
“I’m pretty firm to Tennessee,” said Buchanan, who committed to Tennessee shortly after the Vols’ Outback Bowl win on New Year’s Day.
Buchanan considered several other schools and took official visits to Louisville and Oklahoma. However, Buchanan said his visits to Knoxville, Tenn., always stood out.
“I just fell in love with it, the school and the game environment,” the 5-foot-11, 188-pound prospect said. “They really love their football up there. I really like the coaching. They’re really honest.”
Buchanan has an advantage over other prospects. His father, Ray Buchanan, was a longtime NFL player. That has given Baylen Buchanan the ability to train like an NFL player.
“I’ve been training where he’s been training since middle school,” the younger Buchanan said. “He’s been helpful in the recruiting process.”
Buchanan is the No. 58 cornerback in the nation and the No. 64 prospect in Georgia, according to 247sports’ composite rankings.