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. He has just now started sending film to colleges and plans to attend camps over the summer where he can showcase his ability in workouts and drills.
At the recent UnderArmour Scout.com Combine, Buntyn impressed with his athleticism. Measuring in at 6-foot-3.5 and 280 pounds, Buntyn ran a 5.31 on his first 40-yard dash attempt but followed that up with a 5.06, one of the top times amongst all the defensive tackles. He also posted a 4.92 pro shuttle and vertically jumped 32 inches.
Following the combine, Pack Pride caught up with Buntyn for a quick update on his recruitment.
How do you feel things went today?
They went great. I think I've got the fastest times, for a big guy at least. My shuttle run was 4.9... I'm happy with that out here. My 40 time was a 5-flat... I'm happy with that, too. I wanted to do better on my L-time, it was an 8.2.
What schools have contacted you thus far?
ECU, LSU, N.C. State, UNC, Clemson. That's pretty much my top five.
Is anyone standing out to you among those schools?
N.C. State. They're getting a hold of me constantly... like every day.
Have you visited NC State?
Yes, I've visited. I'm not sure when I'm going to make a decision, but it's most likely going to be N.C. State.
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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