March 4th, 2014 at 3:32 PM ^

Considering the article's mention of his love for basketball, despite not being a starter on his high school team, if he's going to get a redshirt year in football for 2014, and IF Max Bielfeldt decides to transfer after graduating this year, would Samurai Ian Bunting be considered for a walk-on spot on the 2014-15 Michigan basketball team?  Or are two-sport athletes pretty much unacceptable at Michigan these days?

True Blue Grit

March 4th, 2014 at 3:33 PM ^

play IM basketball.  Maybe they don't want them to due to injury risk.  I remember when I was a student, some of the football players would really tear up the IM league.  

Victor Valiant

March 4th, 2014 at 3:36 PM ^

We are going to need all the toughness he can muster this year if Butt doesn't make a quick recovery. I like this though. I think some of the worry about Bunting has been that he is more a big and slow receiver playing tight end. It seems like this article at least implies that he has the toughness and fire to be a tight end.


March 4th, 2014 at 4:03 PM ^

“I will definitely miss it,” Bunting said. “There is no way I am not playing basketball, some how, some way. I will find a way to play, even if it’s pickup with friends.”

From the videos that exist on YouTube, mainly in the form of old recruiting videos (by old, I mean 2011-12 in this case - couldn't find anything more recent), he seems like a pretty solid basketball player too. All the same, glad to have all 6'7" of Ian Bunting on the football team. 


March 4th, 2014 at 5:41 PM ^

that he doesn't start for his HS Basketball team, at 6'6"?  I googled the kid starting in front of him and he has offers from Toledo and Northern Illinois. 

I thought I heard he was mostly a blocking TE for his team this year, had few catches.