- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
DETROIT – With Collin Buchanon’s 6-foot-5, 305-pound size, he immediately catches the attention of college coaches. This summer, that attention turned to offers for Buchanon.
Buchanon picked up his first two offers this past June. Akron came with an offer first, and Western Michigan followed not long after when it saw him at Michigan State’s camp.
“Akron is a little bit interesting because they have a new coach in Terry Bowden. He’s a really good coach. He’s the son of Bobby Bowden, so he’s a legacy,” Buchanon said. “Western Michigan has always been a good choice for me.”
Syracuse is one of the teams showing significant interest in Buchanon. The Orange, led by assistant coach and former Michigan running back Tyrone Wheatley, recruit the state well for an East Coast program. Buchanon’s former teammate Ron Thompson is a freshman tight end at Syracuse.
Buchanon said it is Ball State recruiting him the hardest, though.
“I like their campus, their coach, their facilities,” Buchanon said. “They’re a pretty good school. I love them.”
Akron, Ball State and Toledo are three programs Buchanon wants to officially visit.
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