Adam Bungum talks offer

Adam Bungum, who attends Triton High School in Dodge Center, Minn., received his first college offer November 3rd from Army's Joe Ross. At 6-foot-2, 185-pounds, Bungum said Army would like to bring him in as an athlete and go from there.


"Coach Ross said it would be in my best interest not to be attached to a position," said Adam Bungum. "At Army, the wide receivers complement the defensive backs and vice versa. They've talking about playing defense a little more as a boundary corner/free safety."

Adam's brother, Dylan Bungum, is an outside linebacker at the Air Force Academy. Since the offer Adam's talked with him about the benefits of attending a service academy.

"It would present an unlimited amount of opportunities," Bungum said on possible going to West Point. "Academics are the main thing for me, and the education offered there is top-notch. From what my brother has told me it's going to be work, work, work, but after graduation I'll be in good shape for jobs and will have had an incredible life experience."

Although Bungum is very high on Army, he has yet to visit West Point. He's also being heavily pursued by a number of schools in his area.

"My official visit to Army is set for December 7th," said Bungum. "It's during the week right before they play Navy. I've taken one official visit to North Dakota.

"This Saturday I'm going to UNI [Northern Iowa] for a game. I went to Minnesota for the North Dakota State game. I've heard a little from Iowa State and went down there for a game last year. And I'm hearing from schools in Division 1-AA, Division II, and Division III."

Bungum just finished his senior season at Triton. He played on a 13-1 team as a junior that finished Minnesota AA runner-up. This year's team of Cobras didn't fare quite as well, but rallied to make the playoffs.

"We just finished two weeks ago," Bungum said. "We started losing our first four, then won five in a row before losing in the second round of the playoffs.

"Last year I was the only junior starter on the team. We had 18 new starters, and I think they were a little wide-eyed at first. We started doing the things we're supposed to be doing and got on a roll."

This was Bungum's third season as a starter at Triton. Being the lone senior starter, Bungum had to come up big in providing team leadership.

"In the off-season I worked hard on becoming faster and stronger for the season," Bungum said. "We're mostly a running team, but when I got the ball (at wide receiver) my focus was getting the ball up field.

"In two games I scored the winning touchdown. At defensive back, the coaches would usually put me on the other team's best receiver. I take pride in the fact I shutdown everyone I faced. I don't believe I allowed a touchdown catch all year."

Adam runs track in the spring for his mother, Michele Ranum Bungum, a former track star at UW-LaCrosse. He competes in the 110 meter hurdles, the 300 meter hurdles, and the 4x1 relay. He reports a 3.85 GPA in AP classes and was named the school's Homecoming King. Bungum is set to graduate with his class next May.

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