Ned Buchanan | Loudoun County High School | LB | 2022

Twitter: @NedBuchanan5Instagram: @nedbuchanan_ncb

Q: Tell us about your high school career and what the recruiting process has been like thus far.

A: Thus far the recruiting process is slow but hoping to have a chance to play this year for more of a look for me. 


Q: When did you receive your first offer and what school was it from? How many offers have you received thus far?

A: No offers yet.


Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: Building my level of intensity through lifting, coach’s and playing in game situations. 


Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at your school?

A: That in football when everyone is doing what they are supposed to do, not worry about what other people have to do, as a team we will be better than most other teams.   


Q: What have you learned during this unique time in 2020? What did you focus on or accomplish during Quarantine?

A: During this pandemic I realized how much I love the game of football and that I want to put in all the work I can so when I come into the 2020-21 season, I will be ready to play.


Q: If you could play in college, what would you choose to major in? What are your plans if football doesn’t work out?

A: If football doesn’t work out I want to be a health and P.E. teacher or a physical therapist. 


Q: What would your current teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: They would say I work hard on and off the football field always trying to get better. 


Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career so far?

A: Two picks in one game but one of them was a 45 yard pick six. 


Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge so far has been gaining weight but I manage that by making sure I know what I’m eating how much I’m eating and regulating it to lifting. 


Q: If you could compare yourself to a collegiate or pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A: I love watching Von Miller play football so much. I love watching him practice work out and studying the drills he runs so I can compare it to what I’m doing to help me get better.


Q: What is your biggest strength and why should college coaches & scouts consider you?

A: my biggest strength is that I put in 110% work in everything I do on and off the football field. 


Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 High School National Scouting Combine and what are your goals for the combine?

A: I am preparing by practicing my conditioning, speed training, going through the drills so I can be prepared and lifting. 


Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: To get a scholarship to play college football would definitely be my ultimate achievement. 


Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football? Do you play other sports?

A: When not playing football, I work out a lot of the time to get stronger for the next season. Always on that football grind. 


Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: My mom has kept me straight making sure I’m doing what I’m supposed to do so I can be successful.