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Tyler Buchner Headed Back To Notre Dame And Ready To Recruit

May 15, 2019

2021 The Bishops School (Calif.) quarterback Tyler Buchner‍ returned to the public eye on Saturday in Oakland at The Opening regional. 

The Notre Dame commit has been working out with his quarterback coach and going through spring workouts with his team, but it was the first time many could get their eyes on Buchner since tearing his ACL four plays into the 2019 season. 

“I thought I did well,” Buchner told Irish Sports Daily. “It was a good showing. There was a lot of talent and I thought I stacked up pretty well. I was happy with how I performed.” 

The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder admitted it was a little different getting into a more competitive atmosphere, but a good different. 

“It was good to get out there,” explained Buchner. “I hadn’t been throwing publicly and had been off the radar. It was good to see a lot of familiar faces and get coached up a little bit to see where I stacked up.” 

While Buchner performed well, the La Jolla native knows the work is just getting started as he has set lofty goals for the 2019 season.

“Consistency,” stated Buchner. “It hasn’t been a problem, but that’s my goal this year. I feel good and I’m throwing well. I want to be so consistent where I don’t miss passes and I’m spot on every single time. That’s my goal going into the season. 

“I want the perfect timing on every pass and to put the ball in the perfect spot every time. I want to stay as consistent as I can with my accuracy, delivery and technique.”  

The word coming out of spring work at The Bishop’s School is Buchner has picked up right where he left off in the spring and one coach felt he had actually improved despite the time away from the field because he was able to focus on the mental aspect of the game. 

Mental growth was an area the four-star prospect did focus on over the last nine months, but Buchner knows he won’t be perfect even though that’s the end goal.

“Mental mistakes are going to happen and it’s part of the game, but I think I’m ahead on the mental game,” Buchner said. “I’ve had so much time where I haven’t been playing, so I’ve been watching, observing and coaching.” 

When it comes to Notre Dame, Buchner is enjoying life as a committed prospect and will be back to South Bend very soon. 

Buchner also hopes some of the guys he’s been recruiting will join him on campus for camp.

“I’m going to go up on June 2nd,” Buchner stated. “I think a lot of them are going up on June 2nd or June 9th. I have a conflict on June 9th.” 

2021 four-star receiver Lorenzo Styles Jr.‍ and 2021 four-star offensive lineman Blake Fisher‍ are two of the names Buchner has focused on as he wants to play with great players at Notre Dame.

“I’ve kept in touch with those guys and asked them what’s going on,” Buchner explained. “It’s good to start building these relationships now. Lorenzo is a great player along with a lot of those guys. They would be super fun to play with, so I’m trying to get the best guys around me. 

“It’s good to build those relationships now, so we’ll be good friends going into Notre Dame.” 

It’s clear Buchner will be the face of the 2021 class and he has felt obligated to recruit other prospects, but it’s something that has also come naturally.

“There is a pressure from the coaches,” said Buchner. “I’ve put a little pressure on myself because I want to have a good class. It’s part of my job to do that, so I’m trying my best.

“I’m stoked.” 

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