Warren Central high school (Ind.) running back Deionte Buckley has started off the month of April on…
Buckley Talks Bearcat Commitment
Most high school kids cannot wait to be done and get away, and while that may be true for Warren Central running back Deionte Buckley, it was actually a feeling that he wouldn't be too far removed that lead him to give Cincinnati a verbal commitment this week. "It was just the coaches, and how familiar it was," he explained. "It reminded me of Warren, and anything that reminds me of Warren is my number one choice." More familiarity comes from having former teammate Nick Temple, an early enrollee in the 2011 class there, along with current teammate Josh Posley, who committed two days after Buckley. "[Nick] feels very good about it," Buckley said. "He can't wait to play with me again. It should be fun." Buckley visited recently, and says what he saw and heard from the coaches was exactly what he needed to seal the deal. "I sat in a meeting with the running backs, and Coach Addae. I love him. The way he coaches...it's down to earth. He tells it like it is. He holds nothing back. Coach Coombs talked to me about maybe graduating early like Nick did and try to get second string or compete for a position." After all that, the coaches were naturally excited to hear Buckley was on board. "First, I called Coach Coombs, and he was jacked up. He said it made his day he was hyped. I talked to Coach Addae broke it down to me, talked about how much love me. Then I talked to Coach Jones, and he was so out there, so excited." With his recruitment on the backburner now, Buckley can focus on getting back to the state title. The Warriors won it his sophomore year, but made a disappointing exit from the playoffs last season. That memory remains with him and his teammates. "Man, me and our team, we're so hungry. We work everyday and remember the time we lost. We don't want to feel like that again. You'll see it when ball's first snapped and we're at it."
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