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Update: Reb QB commit Ryan Buchanan

Ole Miss quarterback commit Ryan Buchanan was one of the first major gets for Hugh Freeze and the Rebels this past summer. Buchanan chose Ole Miss over Florida, Alabama and Tennessee.

Ryan Buchanan

The Jackson (Miss.) Prep star was the first quarterback to commit to Freeze and his Rebels.
Since Buchanan's commitment, the once slim position of quarterback has the potential to become crowded by the time he arrives on campus. The Rebels have also added a Texas gunslinger in the extremely athletic Devante Kincade and possibly one of the most sought after players in the 2012 recruiting class in Jeremy Liggins.

Buchanan, who at one time was looked at as the future quarterback at Ole Miss, will now be staring an intense battle in the face when he arrives on campus for his freshman season.

"It's definitely a crowded class," Buchanan told Rebels247. "When I committed I was the only quarterback in the class at that time."

Buchanan admits he is hearing the buzz from some about the other quarterbacks that are coming in, but the level-headed signal caller doesn't blink about his Rebels.

"People ask me how I'm feeling about my decision now that Ole Miss has other quarterbacks coming in," Buchanan explained. "I always revert back to why I picked Ole Miss in the first place.

"I didn't choose them because I was the only quarterback. I chose them because I knew this is the school I want to represent on the front of my jersey. This is the staff I want to play for. This is the state I want to play for. Those are the reasons I picked Ole Miss."

Buchanan called for a press conference in early June after a whirlwind of visits and a lot of consideration.

"Looking back to the summer when I was making my decision, I picked Ole Miss because it is the best fit for me," Buchanan added. "I had other options but I chose Ole Miss for a reason and that hasn't changed."

Buchanan will lead undefeated Jackson Prep into the state title game Friday.

Buchanan says he never wanted anything handed to him and believes the position battle will make the future quarterbacks and the program stronger.

"The competition will be a positive thing for all of us," Buchanan expressed. "It will definitely make you better. As soon as our season ends, even though I don't graduate in December, I feel like I have to start competing with the other guys. I will start working out and trying to get bigger and better so that when I get to campus I will be ready to compete."

Buchanan says he plans to attend the Ole Miss/Vandy game on Saturday.

Buchanan will lead Jackson Prep into the state championship game versus rival Jackson Academy on Friday. His Jackson Prep team is undefeated on the year and will look to snap JA's three-year title run.

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