In-State DT Favoring Miami

At 6-3 and 255, Tampa Chamberlain's Brodrick Bunkley is one of the state's top defensive line prospects. He talks about why he's favoring Miami, his visit schedule, and other schools involved in this exclusive interview with

At 6-foot-3 and 255, Tampa Chamberlain defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley is one of the state's top defensive line prospects. With 4.80 speed on grass, Bunkley is having an excellent senior season. In eight games, he has 62 tackles and 14 sacks from his quick tackle spot. Inside the classroom, he's fully qualified with a 950 SAT score.

WHICH SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN CALLING YOU LATELY: Miami, Florida, Virginia, Michigan State, Maryland, Rutgers, and Virginia Tech call the most.

WHICH OF THOSE SCHOOLS HAVE SENT YOU SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS: They all have except for Miami and Florida. Coach Teevins from Florida and Coach Greg Mark from Miami said they're coming to my game on Friday, so I'll have a chance to earn a scholarship from them this week. We play Hillsborough for the district title and I'm really looking forward to it.

HAVE YOU SCHEDULED ANY VISITS YET: Yes sir. I took a visit to Michigan State already and I will visit Miami, Florida, and Virginia after the season.

TALK ABOUT MICHIGAN STATE: I had a great visit there. The weather, facilities, and people were great. If I go out of state, that's probably where I'll go.

TALK ABOUT VIRGINIA: They're recruiting two of my teammates and it will be cool to visit there together. They're 4th on my list right now.

TALK ABOUT FLORIDA: I like the Gators. Coach Teevins calls every week and I enjoy talking to him. We're in the middle of trying to set a visit date.

TALK ABOUT MIAMI: I love the Canes. They're still my favorite. They have a great tradition of defensive linemen and I'd love to be a part of that. They always compete for the national championship, so I am excited about that. I've been talking to coach Dan Werner and he told me that Coach Mark just saw my tape and he really likes me. I'm really looking forward to playing well in front of him on Friday.

Personally, it sounds to me like Miami is still the team to beat for this talented defensive lineman from Tampa. It'll be interesting to see if Miami offers him a scholarship after Friday. I think they will, so stay tuned as I'll have a follow up interview with Bunkley next week.

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