November 16, 2011

Is Adam Bungum close to becoming a Black Knight?

For prospect Adam Bungum out of Dodge Center (Minn.) Triton High School, he has been high on Army from the beginning and with that, it may be just a matter of getting on campus before he makes his decision.

For Bungum, who plays both sides of the ball at wide receiver and defensive back, he is also hearing from a few other programs and indicated that they are still in the hunt, but a distant 2nd behind Army.

"I plan on taking official visits to North Dakota and Northern Iowa, but Army is my top and foremost interest," confirms Bungum. "I'm excited about the opportunity and they are my top school .... my highest right now."

In addition to his aforementioned visit, it will his visit East to West Point, that may seal the deal. "I am planning to take my official visit to Army the weekend of December 7th," he adds.

"I just want to get out there and see everything. I'm definitely pumped about all the opportunities presented by the school. Definitely high on academics, which is really awesome. So getting out and seeing it all is the final step for me."

Ironically, Bungum has an older brother who wears the blue & gray of Air Force, but the younger Bungum appears to have developed an alliance with the black & gold of Army.

"I've watched a lot of them (Black Knights) on TV and was actually down there at Colorado, because my brother plays football for Air Force," shares the 6-foot-2, 180 pound athlete who could possibility go up against his brother down the road. "So I watched them against them ... that was a pretty good deal."

Bungum was also quick to admit that he has developed a solid bond with Army's fullback and special teams coach, Joe Ross. "Last week is when I last spoke to Coach Ross and we had a great conversation," declares Bungum.

"He told me that Coach Ellerson was excited about my film and really liked my speed and everything. It was really good to hear from him on that and he wants me to come up for my visit, but there was no pressure .... he wanted me to look around to make sure that Army was for me."

Bungum knows that unlike many other colleges, the West Point application and acceptance process is not something to take lightly or delay on. "I finished all the application stuff for West Point his summer," he adds. "Coach Ross told I can do that when I wanted, so I figured I would get it done as soon as possible and be ahead of the game on that part."

Surely the Army staff is hoping that when Bungum is ready to make a pledge, it will be one that will make him an Army Black Knight. will continue to follow the progress of Reed's recruitment throughout his senior year.

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