Joliet Catholic Academy's senior defensive back prospect Bobby Buchanan has answered the many swirling rumors regarding his earlier verbal commitment to the University of Illinois today, and Buchanan has decommited from Illinois and has now verballed to the Univeristy of Louisville.
"I decommited from Illinois, and I commited to the University of Louisville" said Bobby Buchanan. "I've been struggling with this decision for awhile now, and in the end I feel that Louisville will be the best situation for me."
According to Bobby Buchanan, "I took an official visit to Louisville last weekend, and the visit really helped me to have a much clearer picture of my role with the team. I like Louisville because they are already on the rise as a program, plus they are moving to the Big East conference, and I feel that they can and will compete for a national title soon."
Buchanan added that, "I also really like the facilities as well as the academics at Louisville, and I'm looking forward to a great overall college experience at Louisville. The coaches and the returning players really made me feel like a part of the program."
So how did you family react to Buchanan's decommit? "Basically my family was great, and they knew for awhile that I was struggling with my earlier decision. Alot of people might thing that my brother Ray (former Cardinal and current Atlanta Falcon) had alot to do with my decommit, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Ray was actually surprised when I told him I was going to Louisville. My family wants me to be happy with whatever decision I make, and they remain in my corner."
"I had planned to wait a few days before I made my decision public, but Coach (Ron) Turner called my coach on Friday and asked what I was planning on doing, so I didn't want to wait any longer. I'm a solid commit to the University of Louisville."