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April 23, 2013Hinsdale (Ill.) Central tight end Ian Bunting has pledged his word to become the sixth member of Michigan's 2014 recruiting class. The 6-7, 215-pounder offered his commitment to Brady Hoke this afternoon. The pledge comes on the heels of a strong visit to Ann Arbor over the weekend.
"Core 6 Athletes Class of 2014 TE Ian Bunting commits to #Michigan," confirmed Core 6 Athletes coach Paul Szczesny on the training facility and 7-on-7 team's twitter account.
Perhaps the most important part of that visit for Bunting was getting an idea of how the Wolverines would use him in the offense going forward. Head coach Brady Hoke and offensive coordinator Al Borges see Bunting contributing in multiple ways going forward.
"Talked about how they see me fitting in as a versatile tight end/receiver hybrid. They showed me a ton of film of how they want to utilize me. I like it. It's got a lot of things you can do with it. They are definitely one of the programs I'm more interested in."
Bunting caught 16 passes for 412 yards (25.75) during an injury-shortened junior year, and has the frame to grow into a solid blocking tight end at the next level as well.
He is the fifth member of Michigan's 2014 recruiting class (greyshirt commitment Brady Pallante is a member of the 2015 group), and the second junior from Hinsdale Central to offer his college commitment. Red Devils center Brian Allen recently committed to Michigan State.
Stay tuned for more from Bunting.