Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
The Hoosiers have added a lot of talented athletes from the Peach State the last few recruiting cycles and they hope that trend continues with cornerback Baylen Buchanan. The Georgia defensive back announced via his twitter account that he had received an offer from Indiana this morning.
When asked of his thoughts about the Hoosiers and his tenth offer, Buchanan had this to say, "I'm really excited about the offer and I want to get up on campus soon. Big things are happening at IU."
Buchanan also spoke favorably of the enthusiasm he felt when he talked to coach Brandon Shelby. "I've only so far been talking to Coach Shelby, the corners coach. I can tell they want me, so I can't wait to meet the rest of the coaching staff, and if they are all hungry like coach Shelby is, then my recruiting with them will be exciting."
The 6-foot, 180 pound athlete had a strong junior season at Peachtree Ridge High School, recording 33 tackles, picking off a pass, and recovering a fumble. Buchanan shows off his coverage skills by breaking up multiple passes in his Hudl highlight reel. He also looks to be a strong open-field tackler.
Buchanan is currently a soft verbal commit to Louisville, where his father Ray Buchanan starred before playing for the Colts, Falcons, and Raiders during his 12 year NFL career. His brother, Ray Jr. is a defensive back at the University of Northern Iowa.
Buchanan is the No. 65 player at cornerback in his class and is the 51st best player in the state of Georgia according to 247sports. In addition to Indiana and Louisville, Buchanan has offers from Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Iowa, Mercer, Samford, Texas Southern, and Wake Forest.