OL is ready to make an impact

Malcolm Bunche signed with Miami last year but had to spend a semester at a prep school. Read on to see everything Bunche is talking about now that the spring semester is about to begin.

Malcolm Bunche originally committed to Rutgers last summer before Miami's coaches convinced him to switch his pledge. He signed with the Canes but was unable to qualify for the fall semester. That sent him to Milford Prep Academy for a few months.

"It went well," Bunche said. "I played left tackle all season, missed just one game because of injury. We finished 8-4 but it was a good learning experience for me."

Bunche, 6-foot-6 and now 330 pounds, finished what he needed to get done at Milford and is now set to enroll at Miami.

"I'm moving down there on Sunday and will start classes there next week," he said. "Lately I've just been getting ready -- playing basketball and working with some boxers doing ab workouts, jump rope, things like that."

The standout offensive line prospect said he's excited to get into Miami's camp and begin competing.

"Coach Stoutland is telling me I'll have a chance to compete at right tackle," he said. "They're losing both starting tackles so the competition should be good. I just wanna get in there, work hard, learn as much as I can, and hopefully compete with the guys coming back."

Bunche, who was recruited by coach Micheal Barrow last year, talked about Miami's offensive line situation.

"I watched a lot of the games from this season," he said. "I know the offensive line will need some help. Guys coming back will be a little older and wiser and will only get better. The offense all starts with the line and I think we'll be a better unit as a whole next season."

Bunche is one of six recruits expected to start the spring semester at Miami next week -- 3 star QB Stephen Morris, 4-star RB Eduardo Clements, 3-star RB Storm Johnson, 3-star OL Shane McDermott, and 3-star LB Tyrone Cornileus are the others.

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