Ian Bunting, a 4* TE from Illinois was finally offered by Michigan today, he tells me via text. I feel like this offer was a long time coming. As the days passed, I would get many texts from Bunting telling me who has offered. I figured this day would come eventually for him.
At any rate, I briefly spoke with Bunting to get his reaction on the offer:
– On the offer: “It feels great. I’m very excited about it and hopefully I can visit sometime in the near future.”
– On where Michigan stands with Bunting: “They’re definitely a school I’ll strongly consider.”
– On why he is interested in Michigan: “It’s a great academic institution with a lot of history. I visited this season when they played Northwestern and I really liked the school, the campus and game atmosphere a lot.”
It feels to me that Bunting has a long way to go as far as deciding which schools are in his top and when he is going to make significant cuts to those lists. I feel he is far from a decision, but I still feel pretty good about Michigan’s chances here. Obviously, it’s too tough to tell right now. But mutual interest is a good start. Anything can happen from there.