Showing posts with label Ian Bunting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ian Bunting. Show all posts

Brief Offer Reaction: Ian Bunting

Monday, March 11, 2013

Ian Bunting, a 4* TE from Illinois was finally offered by Michigan today, he tells me via text. I feel like this offer was a long time coming. As the days passed, I would get many texts from Bunting telling me who has offered. I figured this day would come eventually for him.

At any rate, I briefly spoke with Bunting to get his reaction on the offer:

- On the offer: "It feels great. I'm very excited about it and hopefully I can visit sometime in the near future."

- On where Michigan stands with Bunting: "They're definitely a school I'll strongly consider."

- On why he is interested in Michigan: "It's a great academic institution with a lot of history. I visited this season when they played Northwestern and I really liked the school, the campus and game atmosphere a lot."

It feels to me that Bunting has a long way to go as far as deciding which schools are in his top and when he is going to make significant cuts to those lists. I feel he is far from a decision, but I still feel pretty good about Michigan's chances here. Obviously, it's too tough to tell right now. But mutual interest is a good start. Anything can happen from there.

Brief Update: Ian Bunting

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I spoke with 2014 TE target Ian Bunting today to see where is at with his recruitment. He is high on Michigan and an offer is expected to come.

Here is what he had to say:

- I asked about his recuitment process and how it is going, he said: "Thing are picking up for me in the process and so far I have three offeres. Purdue, Vanderbilt and Illinois. I am going to visit as many schools as I can in the next few months."

- I asked about how Michigan planned on using him in the offense, as he is a very athletic TE. I brought up the comparison to Devin Funchess, he said: "Yeah, that's kind of the role I'd like to play on whatever team I end up on. Like him, I'll be a receiving tight end and I think we could fit and play together well."

- I asked about his thoughts on Michigan, he gave me the following: "I like Michigan a lot. I visited for their game against Northwestern this season and I liked it a lot."

- On whether an offer is coming soon: "I hope it does come, but that's obviously up to the Michigan coaching staff. All I can do is keep getting better and stronger."

- I asked him about how a Michigan offer would impact his recruitment, he said: "That would definitely make a huge impact on my recruitment. It's one of the schools that's highest up on my interest list and it would be a school I would definitely highly consider going to."

- I asked about his timeline in terms of a commitment, Bunting said: "I'm not exactly sure when I'm going to do that (commit to a school). I'm thinking about may committing before senior season."
I asked about his top schools, he said: "I think it's too early for me to start cutting down the list. I'll probably start doing that in a few months."

Having someone like Bunting commit to the 2014 class would be huge. Especially considering the amount of talent we have secured right now at the tight end position. As always, I will be keeping in touch with Bunting as the recruiting process goes on. If and when the offer comes for him, I'll be doing a full in-depth interview with him.

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