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4-star WR Camron Buckley likes the direction of the Texas offense

An affinity for the state of Texas could keep the Cedar Hill standout in the Lone Star State to play his college football.

Camron Buckley
Camron Buckley
Wescott Eberts (SB Nation)

COPPELL, Texas -- One of the standout receivers at the Dallas The Opening Regional camp on Sunday at Coppell High School was Cedar Hill product Camron Buckley, a consensus four-star prospect.

In an interview with Burnt Orange Nation, Buckley discussed his recent Junior Day visit to see the Texas Longhorns, his upcoming visit plans, and the biggest factors in his eventual decision.

"I was going to check out the new coaching staff and the new offense coming in and see what they have going. It's going to be a different offense and I like what they have coming in," Buckley said of the Texas Junior Day. "I had a chance to chat with the new receiver's coach and stuff like that."

Buckley had to leave the event early, so he wasn't able to spend one-on-one time with new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert, but he was able to listen to a presentation that Gilbert gave to the all the prospect's in attendance. And he was also able to speak with new wide receivers coach Charlie Williams.

"He just told me to stay focused and that Texas is the place for me since the offense is about to change drastically for me to fit right in," Buckley said.

Since the 6'1, 185-pounder is now getting acquainted with a second position coach since he was offered last summer following a camp in Austin, such changes can often put a school behind in a prospect's recruitment. However, that's not the case for the Longhorns, as Buckley said that in-state schools will always have a high appeal to him because he's from the state of Texas.

With that being said, Buckley is still open to other schools and wants to experience environments outside the state to see how they make him feel. He would like to visit Notre Dame over his spring break this week, but if he doesn't make it then, he will in the future. Trips to Ole Miss and Miami are in the works, too.

Another trip to Austin is also in Buckley's plans, as he's already informed head coach Charlie Strong that he will attend a spring practice.

As for the biggest factor in Buckley's recruitment, he wants to play in an offense that passes the ball frequently, but also wants a chance to contribute early.

"I'm looking to come in and make a difference, put on weight and make difference," he said. "I don't want to sit back in the back and wait for a year or two -- I'm going to get in and make a difference."

Before the Cedar Hill standout has a chance to make that happen, he'll release a list of top 10 or top 15 schools during the spring, but he doesn't yet know any schools that will make that list.