Top 2008 receiver gets first offers

After just one look at the 6-foot-5, 200-pound junior wide receiver Dan Buckner, it became clear that he would haul in several early offers.
Just weeks after the first official offer could be sent out to 2008 prospects, Buckner received his first two. Buckner, who jumped on the scene as a sophomore with 21 catches, 345 yards and three touchdowns, was a bit surprised by one offer that came from a major out-of-state program.
"Well, I had a feeling Rice was going to offer, so when they did, it wasn't a big surprise," Buckner said. "Then, I received one from Notre Dame in the mail."
Though it's early and he's hearing from schools through the mail like Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, and Nebraska, he's very interested in the Irish offer.
"I went up to Notre Dame this last summer, but I hadn't talked to them since then," Buckner said. "Then when I got the offer, it was a good feeling knowing that a nationally ranked school was interested in me. It was really amazing to get that."
As for one clear favorite, Buckner says it's way to early to say which school that may be. Starting out on the basketball court, he did mention that when he moved over to football, he had his eye on one in-state team.
"Well, I guess growing up in Texas, I was a Longhorn fan," Buckner said. "But, I'm open to everybody. I'm just looking for a nice program that I fit in with. I really didn't have just one team that I only watched when I was growing up."
In his first two games, Buckner may have only played small portions, but had big results. Only playing in the first half against Garland, he had around 83 yards and a touchdown receiving. Despite a sprained leg in the Rockwall game, he came back in the second half and had another 80-yard performance with a score.
"I'm waiting to play in that first full game to show people what I can do," he said. "People try to say I'm a possession receiver because of my size, but I'm a 4.47 runner and I can run right by a cornerback if he tries to jam me. It's really whatever you need; I can put it out there."