November 4, 2011

Minn. athlete picks up offer from the Black Knights

On Thursday, Adam Bungum received that one call that he has been waiting for all year long .... it was called the 6-foot-2, 185 pound athlete stated confirmed that all his hard work has paid off.

"Yesterday morning Coach Ross emailed me and informed me ... then last night I gave him a call, then he called me back to confirm my offer from Army," says the Dodge Center (Minn.) Triton High School prospect who still was unable to hold back his excited 24 hours later. "It was a pretty exciting day. They have been recruiting me since last spring. It started in the track season and played over into my senior football season."

At Triton, Bungum plays both sides of the ball at wide receiver and defensive back. "I play more corner than safety where my coach will bump me down to the other teams best wide receiver," he adds.

So where have the Black Knights' staff projected Bungum should he give his pledge to the New York based school?

"I actually talked to Coach Ross about that the other day and he told me that Army recruits players as athletes versus a direct position, so that will probably work out to my benefit," Bungum stated. "He said that the offense and defensive players compliment each other, meaning the wide receiver and a defensive are interchangeable."

He has yet to visit the West Point campus, but is scheduled to take an official visit to Army the weekend of December 7th. Presently, the Black Knights are the team to beat for Bungum services.

"Right now Army is my number one school and I'm super jacked about the team and the opportunities that go along with attending West Point," Bungum confirms.

Ironically, Bungum has an older brother who is a freshman at the Air Force Academy, where he plays outside linebacker.

You can surely bet that Triton High School senior will his eyes on tube watching Saturday's Army-Air Force contest. And who will Bungum be rooting for?

"{laughter} Man, that's a tough one," declares Bungum, who is torn between brotherly ties and the school that extended him his first college offer. "I'm going to be watching both sides .... I will be rooting for my brother and Army.

So what did Bungum's brother have to about his offer from arch rival Army? "I haven't directly ... I gave him a call last night, but he was actually working hard at the books and homework and went to bed after that. I plan on talking to him later today." will continue to follow Bungum's recruiting throughout his senior season.

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