Ryan Buchanan, a top quarterback recruit, committed to the Ole Miss Rebels Monday afternoon. Buchanan is rated three or four stars by most of the major recruiting services, and his offer list is particularly strong, including Auburn, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State and Florida. Florida experts, in particular, liked their chances to land Buchanan.
At 6'3" and 210 pounds, Buchanan is a pro-style QB, though he does have some mobility and is a multi-sport athlete. The competition faced by Buchanan's Jackson (MS) Preparatory School is not exactly impressive, but his playmaking skills should not be discounted too much. I am anxious to see if Buchanan will play in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game after his senior season.
Buchanan is the 12th commitment of the 2013 class and the first quarterback commitment for coach Hugh Freeze.