Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee wrapped up a perfect regular season on Friday defeating Sarasota (Fla.) Booker. The victory came without their top wide receiver, senior Quenton Bundrage. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound wideout was disappointed to not be able to play on senior night but expects to return this Friday when the Hurricanes play their first playoff game.
"I will be back next week," Bunderage said after Friday's game. "Last week I went to cut across the field and hit a wet spot that was slippery and I fell on my knee and other people fell on me as well."
While his main focus is on the field and attempting to win a state championship, Bunderage is attempting to sort through around a dozen offers and figure out where he wants to attend for college. His current list of options includes Cincinnati, Colorado State, Florida International, Iowa State, Kent State, Louisville, Marshall, Ohio, Toledo, UCF, Western Kentucky, and Western Michigan.
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"I have only taken one visit so far and that was to Marshall," Bunderage said. "I plan to visit Cincinnati, Louisville, and Iowa State. There will be a fifth school but I don't know who that is at this point."
His visit to Marshall, which occurred in late September, was a very positive experience for the three-star wide receiver.
"Marshall, the coaches are cool, but the people around town really stood out to me because of how nice they are and how much they love their football," Bunderage said. "They really care about that program. That really stood out the most to me."
A major reason why the Thundering Herd is in the thick of things for the Sunshine State product is because of the efforts of JaJuan Seider.
"He treated me like one of his players already," Bunderage said. "The relationship between me and him is real good."
When it comes time for Bunderage to make his final decision, he is looking for certain things on and off the field at the school of his choice.
"It comes down to how well I can communicate with the coaches," Bunderage said. "You have to look at the graduation rates and things like that. You can't go to a school for their sports program, you have to look at the degree and everything else about the school."
During his senior season, Bundrage has hauled in 55 receptions for 918 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 151 yards on 14 carries and found the endzone on one occasion.