Ready for the next step

Malcolm Bunche signed with Miami in the Class of 2009 but was a non-qualifier for the fall semester. Instead, he enrolled at a prep school. Read on to see what Bunche is saying now about this season, his commitment status to Miami, his future plans, and more.

Malcolm Bunche signed with Miami 10 months ago but was unable to enroll in August. Instead, he spent the past four months at Milford Prep Academy in New York. He talked about that.

"It was OK," Bunche said. "I am now all done with the academy. I had to do some extra credit to bring the grades up. The team finished 8 and 4 but now I'm finished with it."

Bunche, 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds, projects as a guard at Miami and says he remains fully committed.

"I'm still committed and that's definitely still my plan," he said. "I like everything -- the program, Randy Shannon is a great coach. I have a lot of family members who live down in Florida, so it is a good place for me. I'm excited about getting down there to get going."

The talented offensive line prospect is excited about the future of the Miami program.

"They are only gonna get better," he said. "They are gonna be in the top ten, top five within a year and a half. The direction of the program is steadily increasing."

Bunche, who calls Micheal Barrow his primary recruiter, said no other schools have been calling him since he enrolled at Milford.

"They must know I'm committed," he said. "I don't plan on taking any other official visits."

With Bunche now finished with prep school and qualified to enroll at Miami, he's getting very excited.

"I am done and I finished my finals and I am heading to Jacksonville to visit my mother until spring semester and then I am heading down to Miami."

Bunche is one of two commitments for the Canes coming in a bit older. Kilgore JuCo tight end Chase Ford is the other. Both players are expected to be enrolled in school next month.

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