BYU received its fourth verbal this week at its camp as cornerback Robbie Buckner from Ashdown, Ark. told the Cougars he'd sign in February.
According to his mother, Marne, the 5-10, 165 pound committed to head coach Bronco Mendenhall this morning after getting an e-mail offer earlier in the week.
"We were so excited to get the offer," she explained, "and when we called Robbie and told him, he said he liked the camp so much he wanted to commit. It really fits his personality, he's a straight-laced kid who said he felt
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very comfortable around the players and coaches."
Buckner is also a standout in track, having won the Arkansas 3A 100 meters and taking second place in the state decathlon despite his school not having a track to run on.
Another factor in Buckner's decision was family ties: his uncle, Justin Weidauer, played basketball for the Provo, Utah school and there are several members of the extended family who live in the state.
Though projected as a corner for BYU, Buckner has been an all-around threat at the high school level. As a junior, he rushed for 671 yards and six touchdowns, recorded 66 tackles and two interceptions on defense and also returned a kick for a score.
At the BYU camp, his mother said, Buckner ran a 4.58 in the 40 after running a 4.50 at the Arkansas camp. The athlete clocked a solid 4.75 SPARQ time and jumped 28 inches in the vertical at the Nike Camp in Texas in April.