Rated a three-star prospect in the class of 2009, the Delaware native will be eligible to play immediately because he already earned his undergraduate degree last month — freeing him to shore up a Bruin offensive line that struggled with injuries this past season.
A physical load at 6-foot-7, 327 pounds, Bunche started 12 games at left tackle in 2012. His playing time dwindled this past season, as he switched between guard and tackle and only started the Hurricanes’ season opener.
His father, Curtis, told the Miami Herald on Wednesday that his son received a mid-round grade on his NFL draft evaluation.
UCLA started three true freshmen on its offensive line for the second half of the season after starting tackles Simon Goines and Torian White suffered season-ending injuries. White was also arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in November; he has not been charged, but his case remains under investigation.