AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Core 6 team out of Chicago had a lot of weapons offensively in advancing to the championship game of the Michigan Elite/IMG Regional this past weekend at Avondale High School.
One prospect that’s beginning to make a name for himself is Hinsdale (Ill.) Central’s class-of-2014 receiver Ian Bunting.
At 6-foot-7, 200-pounds, Bunting was a big target for the Core 6 quarterbacks, and he also displayed the soft hands and jump-ball ability college coaches are going to be looking for in a red zone threat. Bunting missed the majority of his sophomore season with an injury, but several Big Ten programs are still beginning to show interest.
“I’ve gotten stuff from Iowa, Penn State, Michigan State, Illinois and Purdue,” Bunting said in between games on Saturday. “Those are the ones I’ve gotten attention from so far.”
Bunting added that he’s looking to try and camp at Iowa, Illinois, Michigan State and Northwestern.
“Iowa has shown the most interest,” Bunting said. “They’re just trying to get me out there. They want to see me.”
The Hawkeyes have already offered Bunting’s class of 2014 teammate in two-way lineman Brian Allen. Bunting himself is very high on the Hawkeyes.
“It’s obviously a great program, and some of my friend’s brothers have gone there and said they liked it,” Bunting said.
With a second place finish, Bunting and Core 6 have advanced to the IMG Madden National Championships to be held in Bradenton, Fla., June 30-July 1.