Miami (Fla.) Killian offensive lineman Ian Bustillo picked up an early offer from Auburn and has yet to pick up another. However, Bustillo remains optimistic as interest begins to pick up now that the season is underway.
“I got calls from Alabama and LSU so far,” Bustillo said. “Alabama is really showing me a whole lot of interest right now. I talked to coach Shula and coach Randolph. They have been calling my coach a lot asking about me. LSU also called and they basically told me that Josh McNeil from Mississippi is their top center target and they are waiting to see what he does.”
The 6-foot-2, 280-pound Bustillo runs the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds and plays offensive tackle for his high school team. However, he projects as a center on the next level.
“I have been nominated to play in the Army All-American game, I haven’t been selected yet, but just the nomination is an honor,” Bustillo said. “I am also scheduled to play in the Dade-Broward game and the California-Florida game after the season is over.”
He has a 325-pound bench press, a 510-pound squat, does 20 reps on the bench press and has a 27-inch vertical jump.
“I was planning to go to LSU this weekend, but when the hurricane happened last week it pushed our game back to Saturday,” Bustillo said. “I plan on trying to take a visit to Alabama and Oklahoma State soon, because they have both asked me to. I would say that Alabama and LSU are my top two schools, but I am also looking hard at Clemson, Oklahoma State, Rutgers and Auburn.”
Bustillo was recently named as the No. 98 ranked prospect in the Sunshine State by Rivals.com. Both his father and uncle played for LSU in the early 80’s.