Bret Bielema said in a press conference today he expects some players to leave the Razorback football program after the season, and Ray Buchanan, Jr. is one of them.
“I don’t blame him,” Bielema said. “He’s not in our two-deep and not in our plans.”
“Why put him in a bad situation?” Bielema added, saying Buchanan had already been released to look at other schools.
Bielema also said he thought running back Jonathan Williams was the most improved player on the team.
Here is Ray Buchanan Jr.’s Bio:
2012: Ray Buchanan worked with the UA scout team while redshirting.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was ranked as the 59th-best cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com. In his senior season, he made 39 tackles, two interceptions, 11 pass breakups, one safety and one forced fumble and was selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl held at Cowboys Stadium. Peachtree Ridge put together an 8-3 record in 2011 and advanced to the 5A state playoffs. He recorded 30 tackles in five games as a junior before suffering an injury. He was coached at Peachtree Ridge by Bill Ballard and Mark Fleetwood. Buchanan selected Arkansas after receiving interest from multiple schools, including Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Louisville and Illinois.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 8, 1993, he is the son of Ray and Sheree Buchanan. His father was drafted in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts and spent 12 seasons in the NFL playing for the Colts, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders.