Buncom Staying Even Keeled

The San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine safety, Frank Buncom, isn't getting overwhelmed by the process...

San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine safety Frank Buncom is in double digits for offers, but his focus hasn't really been on recruiting.

"I've been focusing on my baseball season," said Buncom. "So I really haven't been paying a lot of attention to the recruiting process. All I know is that I have 12 or 13 offers."

Last weekend, Buncom was at the Los Angeles NFTC and earned all-camp honors.

"I felt like I did pretty well," said Buncom. "It was only my second time focusing on football in last two months because of baseball. But I feel pretty confident I did pretty well."

Buncom said with what little he's focusing on the recruiting process, he does like the in-state Pac-12 schools.

"Everything is still open but one of the main things I'm looking for is academic prestige, so you have the Stanford's, the Cal's, the UCLA's and the USCs. But right now I'm focusing on high school."

Buncom has offers from three of the four in-state Pac-12 programs, with USC not having offered yet, but the staff had previously offered him when they were at Washington.

"I've not officially been offered by USC, but I'm talking with them," said Buncom. We'll see how things go but they're up there on the list."

Buncom said a decision is a long ways off.

"I don't feel like there is any rush right now," said Buncom. "I only get to be a high school kid once in my life. I've got high school pride right now, going to school events, just trying to be a kid. I haven't even thought that far ahead. It's definitely on the backburner. A lot of people talk about it and make it more important than it really is."

Buncom said he won't be doing the 7on7 circuit because of baseball, but he'll be back at the Oakland NFTC in May.

"I'll be at the Oakland NTFC, and I'm probably going to go to Stanford and Cal that weekend," said Buncom. "That's what I did last year and that's on the agenda so I'd like to do that again."

Academically, Buncom has a 4.08 cumulative GPA, with a 4.33 currently and scored a 27 on the ACT and he took the SAT on Saturday.

"I did well on the science part (on the ACT) and that's my thing because I want to study neurology in college," said Buncom.


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