Lobos Ink Transfer Jack Buford from Missouri
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jack Buford, a 6-4, 310 pound offensive lineman has signed with The University of New Mexico and will join the Lobo Football squad for the 2021 season. Buford played in 2020 as a redshirt freshman at Missouri.
Buford is the third SEC transfer to join the Lobos. Buford’s former teammate CJay Boone, a receiver, transferred to UNM and took part of spring practice, including having four grabs in the Spring Game. UNM recently announced the transfer of Kentucky’s Terry Wilson, UK’s starting quarterback for the past three seasons, into the program.
Buford played sparingly last season for Missouri as a redshirt freshman in 2020, originally opting out of the season. He returned, playing in one game, getting 13 snaps on offense and three on special teams, but he was a highly-touted high school recruit out of Lutheran North High School.
Coming out of high school, Buford was rated four-star prospect by both ESPN.com and 247sports.com, and both had him ranked as the No. 17 offensive guard in the nation. He was a First Team All-State selection as a senior as Lutheran North lit it up on offense, averaging over 40 points per game. A two-way player in high school, Buford also played defensive line, and he was a standout on the basketball team as well.
Coming out of Lutheran High School, Buford had over 30 offers, including at least 10 P-5 offers.