Bunte talks UCLA Junior Day

Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita had one of the nation's top offensive lines a year ago. The Eagles are loaded up front once again with three players already receiving BCS offers and the top prospect right now looks like Erik Bunte.

Erik Bunte played guard for the Eagles State Championship team a year ago but will move to his more natural position of tackle this year. He's all of 6-7, 310 pounds and should be a national prospect by the time the summer rolls around.

The lineman attended UCLA's Junior Day on Sunday and said the Bruins are in a good position for him right now.

"UCLA is my No. 1 school right now," Bunte said. "The Junior Day was awesome, I loved it and I love everything about UCLA. I love how focused the new coaching staff is at re-creating the team and how coach Mora said he would never have a team under him that was labeled as soft.

"The staff is really motivated to turn things around and I think that's what impressed me the most. I also got to spend a lot of time with Coach Klemm, the OL coach there, and we are building a strong relationship. We have Spring Break coming up in a few weeks and I'm planning to visit UCLA again at that time."

Despite UCLA being a solid leader, Bunte said he has no plans to make an early commitment.

"I plan to go through the process some more," Bunte said. "I want to take some visits but I don't have anything planned right now other than the UCLA visit. In the spring or summer, I'm planning to check out Arizona State, Washington and California but I'm still working on the dates."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
Twitter | E-Mail |

Bruin Report Online Top Stories