At 6-2 ½ and 272 pounds, Buntyn ran 40-yard dashes of 5.02 and 5.2-seconds. He logged vertical jumps of 22 and 23 inches and had 23 reps on the bench press. After seeing him in person, Buntyn could play defensive tackle but may also be suited well for offensive guard.
"I did very good," he stated. "From what I saw, I'm one of the fastest linemen my size here. I am as agile and strong as any of them.
"I still could have done better. I was hoping to run a 4.9, but I just missed it because I ran a 5.02. I also wanted to do 30 lifts on the bench, but man my chest started hurting."
Buntyn played defensive tackle, defensive end, left guard, and left tackle for Havelock during his junior campaign. This year he plans on anchoring both lines once again.
"I want to play offense and defense," he stated. "I like them both."
Although he has yet to garner any offers, Buntyn is on the radar of several teams. He attended a Junior Day at East Carolina and was a visitor in Raleigh for NC State's Spring Game. Both teams stand out early in the process.
"NC State, ECU, Clemson, and a bunch of other schools are recruiting me," he stated. "I've already been to ECU and NC State. ECU, they have a good weight room and a nice education. NC State has a good football team and they seem to be all about family and teamwork. I really like that.
"Right now it's a battle between ECU and NC State. Those two are right there for me."
Buntyn stated that along with East Carolina and NC State, he believes Clemson is close to offering.
Scouting Report: "Buntyn is a two-way standout from Havelock High School. He is a massive prospect with great upper body strength and above average speed given his size.
While Buntyn lines up at both defensive tackle and offensive guard for Havelock, he may be best suited for the offensive line in college although he could certainly play both. At guard, Buntyn has nice explosion at the snap of the ball and does a good job of getting to his man and taking him out of the play. Because of his foot speed and agility, Buntyn has the potential to develop further at offensive guard.
"At defensive tackle, Buntyn shows that he has the ability to explode by the opposing offensive lineman and make plays in the backfield. He tends to play a little bit high and could stand to add strength in his lower body but there's no doubt Buntyn will get a long look from college recruiters this spring." - Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams
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