Buncom Talks Early Offers

San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine athlete Frank Buncom IV has four scholarship offers already and hopes to add at least two more before the end of his junior season...

With more total tackles and receiving yards at this point in the season than he had all last year, San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine junior athlete Frank Buncom IV is making his presence known as one of the top 2015 prospects.

Colleges are taking note of Buncom's talents; he already had four verbal offers before the start of his junior season.

"UNLV, Washington, UCLA and Stanford are my four current offers," Buncom said. "But USC and Oregon said they're supposed to be offering soon but nothing's official yet."

Although he plays both sides of the field, his offers are all for cornerback which is what he's been playing since his freshman year.

While he's in no hurry to make a decision, Buncom said academics will most-likely play a role in his committal.

"I'm looking for a high-academic prestigious school such as Stanford because I have a 4.04 GPA and really stick to my studies. There are other top academic schools that have recruited me like Northwestern and UCLA so I'm just keeping all my options open and it's looking good."

As for USC, Buncom said he would take a good look at the Trojans if they offered because of his family ties to the school.

"I would definitely consider it. They would probably take a big jump up my list because my grandfather [Frank Buncom, Jr.] did go there and went on to play for the Chargers. I've always cheered for the Trojans growing up so they could be a team up there on my list."

He has no visits planned and doesn't anticipate committing before the end of the year.

At 6-foot-1, 187-pounds, Buncom helped the Saints to a 19-6 Holy Bowl win over Eastern League rival Cathedral Catholic. Offensively, he had five receptions for 61 yards and gained a huge first down to set up a 40-yard rushing touchdown by Saints running back Elijah Preston. Defensively, he recorded nine total tackles with one pass deflected.

"I felt really good about my performance, I feel like I played well both offensively and defensively. I made a lot of plays to help my team. So overall, we came out with a win and that's really all that matters."

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