football Edit

Bunte hearing from new Pac-12 teams

Erik Bunte mainly played offensive guard in his junior season because Santa Margarita, Calif., was so loaded across the offensive line but the 6-foot-7, 310-pound prospect is expected to move to tackle in his senior season and that might help his recruitment.
Things are going slow and steady so far for Bunte, who has an offer from UCLA and will attend its junior day this weekend.
The four-star prospect who's rated No. 206 in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com said he's looking forward to his trip to Westwood so he can get a better feel for the new coaching staff and talk more with position coach Adrian Klemm.
"I'm really looking forward to meeting all the new coaches and all the new players that will be coming in so it should be pretty fun," Bunte said.
"It was new at first but right now I think I have a pretty good relationship with coach Klemm."
Arizona State is starting to show more interest in Bunte, who helped lead Santa Margarita to 13 wins this past season, and he's considering a trip there over the next couple months for a junior day.
"They wanted me to come out to junior day and I think they're considering an offer," Bunte said. "I have not received one. They want me to come out and meet me in person and meet my family.
"I still haven't decided if I'm going to fly out there yet. I'm definitely interested in them and I will consider it."
Other than UCLA and Arizona State, Bunte is hearing more from Oregon State as well and many other programs.
His recruitment is moving forward and once he's seen more at offensive tackle this off-season and into his senior year then things could get even busier for him.