Damn that offer sheet is impressive, I wonder how Scout can rank 16 other TEs ahead of him when every major program has offered
Hello: Ian Bunting!
Because they are the worst of the 4 recruiting services. Tune in after the next committment to see if they can move up the rankings.
Anyone with ACDC in for their highlight video music is good by me.
The video doesn't really need the yellow circle highlighting where he is on the field...he's the one that looks a foot taller than everyone else.
his jersey numbers are taller than some of the players he lines up against.
I can haz 6'7" TE please?
Damn! I had my Mo Ways joke ready to go.
Haven't all of those been told already?
I thought that's just how jokes work on MGoBlog...
there are mo ways than one to tell what is essentially the same joke.
There's Mo Ways than one to tell the same joke
No Mo Ways jokes...
Don't worry there's even Mo Ways to tell that joke
You win today!
Welcome, Mr. Bunting. Please begin channeling your inner Kramer next fall.
Whoa! What?! Was this expected? Huge pick up.
Hoke can't close...
It wasn't Hoke. He doesn't recruit.
He's going to the NFL, he doesn't need to.
Is this your version of this weekend's visit?
Coach OtherthanHoke: Coach Hoke is too busy to talk to you right now, and he doesn't bother with recruiting. Markovits should have told you. Sooooo, thanks for stopping by and let us know whenever you can what you think.. Take care...
Ian: I'll announce my commitment to UM tomorrow or early this week, I really like the laid back recruiting approach. Tell Coach Hoke I am sorry for bothering him.
Everything correct other than "Hoke is too busy to talk to you right now". It should read, "Hoke is hanging out, listening to some Hall and Oates."
He must have read Monday Recruitin', and figured he better take that TE spot.
Per 247, his visits this month have included Oregon, USC, ND, and, 2 days ago, Michigan.
Oh, and he was schedule to visit Ohio State in May. So sorry.
6'6" 210 lbs....
Ranked #110 overall in the ESPN 150 #5 TE
4 Star on 247 #11 TE
3 Star on Scout #17 TE
3 Star on Rivals #14 TE
So, if you look at 247 and ESPN, we got the best TE we had a realistic shot at.
Wonder how Daniel Helm is feeling right now....
We have the start to one hell of an IM basketball team going if height was the main criteria.
According to Rivals we might take 1-2 TE this year. If that is the case, there is still a chance that Helm or someone else is in this class.
Helm just committed to Tennessee.
Yeah I just saw that. Also the Rivals thing says that we could go to 2 TEs if we don't renew Jordan Paskorz for his 5th year.
My guess is that the coaches already have a pretty good idea of whether Paskorz will return in 2014 or not. If they only want one tight end, I don't think the fate of Paskorz will change that.
For the ND fans that thought they had him.
That came out of left field...
We haz all the tite ends
4 star tight end with offers from all of the midwest powers. Assumed Notre Dame lean before his commitment
will borges' offense allow funchess, butt and bunting to produce like ND's eiffert?
michigan looks to be acquiring the players for a very balanced offense.
Absolutely. Our TEs are going to have lots of touches and they'll be lining up in all different spots on the field. Look at Funchess last year - he was on the line, in the backfield and split wide. If we have a player come through as good as Eifert or Rudolph, they'll have as much opportunity to showcase it as ND.
Next year we will have 5 highly ranked Tightends on our team. It wasnt so long ago we were moving Dline guys to TE.
but an offer sheet that has Southern Cal, Ohio, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma screams to me that he's one of the best TE's in this year's class.
Wisconsin has produced a ton of NFL-caliber TE talent in recent years, too, so this was an exceptionally good get against big-time schools. I know nothing about how the new Badger HC utilizes TE's, though, so maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree. But he would be silly not to keep that TE middle screen in the playbook. That damn thing worked all the time.
I noticed that an MSU offer wasn't listed but then I realized that he's from Illinois and not extraterrestrial. Dantonio obviously wasn't interested.
So Dantonio wants an ET at TE?
He could be a BIG weapon in this offense. Looks like he has good speed as well.
EDIT: Sorry, didn't see the video posted already. 1- Redundant
It seems like everytime someone visits, we're his new leader. What are these kids doing when they come here?
Tattoos, cars, women, and Zingerman's.
Are you implying that a female delivery driver with a tattoo dropped off some sandwiches at Schembechler Hall?
Obviously. Damn good sandwiches my friend.
Zingermans is friggen delicious. I would take recruits there.
What more do you need to see?
Coach Hoke's recruitment strategy? STR.
Sushi dot come
Is it still around? I still giggle when I think about that name.
Hoke has adapted to coach beilein promises that their time at Michigan will be crazy, oh and we have subs...
The OSU offer was not a commitable one. Boom 11W'd!
Wow, that wasn't what I expected.. We are going to be absolutely loaded at tight end these next handful of years! Perhaps we take some notes from New England's offensive playbook in the coming years in addition to the manball Borges wants. We can has both right?
Also Jeb Blazevich to UGA, he was Ohio's #1 TE prospect, or so they said after Bunting commits to us
One of the very intriguing things about how this class is shaping up thus far is that, among the six recruits for 2014 to date, our largest competitors in terms of schools also offering these players are Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Things bode well, and a 6'6" TE is not a bad thing to have. Welcome to Michigan, Ian Bunting!
Boo Ya! It's great to have another present participle on the roster in Ian Bunting. Now we need to flip Quin Blanding. Of course, this is all led by the double Channing Stribling.
Actually they're gerunds. Common mistake though.
The present participle and the gerund have the same form, so it's not a mistake. The roots are ultimately verbs from which nouns (gerunds) can be derived. So, the participial forms are more basic because they are still verbal.
Grammar nerd fight!
(I'm a grammar nerd too, and I love the discussion.)
I know. I was just making light. But back when Stribling jumped on the scene this past summer, all the talk was about gerunds, so I'm sticking with it.
That was our "trick play". Won us a Natty.
Different recruit, still an asshole though
That was Mark Andrews, and he was blasted by a lot of people (myself included). Mark Andrews says he doesn't want to block, and Ian Bunting made a separate highlight video of blocking.
Just saying, I'm glad we got who we got.
There's Mo Ways to tell that joke
Buntings offer wasn't committable /11W
Hoke doesn't recruit
Welcome Ian. Great decision!
No threat, I guess.
Welcome Ian. He must watched the number #1 Jersey video and got inspired. Would that count as a pair?
The thing that impresses me is Tyler Eiffert will be an NFL first round pick at tight end soon, and Notre Dame was assumed to be Bunting's leader. Says a lot about our coaching staff to pull this guy.
Per Eleven Warriors: We never wanted him anyway. He wasn't SEC enough for us.
Definitely seems like a Devin Funchess clone as a prospect, with more height! He has offers from local powers and USC(!) and has now become the first or second lowest one rated commitment so far,I like the chances of this being another 'special' class no matter what final rankings will say. We are still in great shape with a lot more very talented prospects. Hoke poops magic, and its scary how powerful this magic may let us become.
This kid, when he gains some weight and gets stronger, will be a huge redzone matchup advantage for us. He will also be able to give us some more speed at the TE position which keeps safeties on their toes. Good athlete, glad to see him choose maize and blue!
Aaaaannnddd Daniel Helm just committed to Tennessee according to 247.
6'6 210? Sounds more like a Light End (hey-ooo).
Is he Funchess 2.0?
...so he'll be bulking up, if he hasn't already, this summer
Welcome to michigan fergodsakes! The coaches will turn you into a stud for sure!
At least ND fans don't stoop to accusing Hoke of cheating in recruiting (like some little brothers we know...):
Hey man, the guys over at trcmb are just exposing the truth cuz, uh, you know...they know a guy that is totally in with all the athletic department guys. Totally true, bro. and hoke is a dirty recruiter that just makes them commit on the spot and promises they will start.
now they are collecting the weapons - very nice!
At 6'6-6'7 this guy looks like he has the potential to be an absolute manchild when he hits the weight room and packs on a few pounds
Manchild isn't a compliment.
I was not expecting Bunting to be today's commit, but this is great news! Welcome Ian!
For this class. So far, Hoke'a classes have gotten better each season.