Miami lineman Malcolm Bunche headed to UCLA

Former Miami offensive lineman Malcolm Bunche will transfer to UCLA for his final year of college football, according to multiple reports.

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.

Three-star lineman Kammy Delp also decommitted from Arizona State Sunday night, and said he is now considering the Sun Devils along with Washington and UCLA.

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  • jameskatt

    Malclum Bunche is NFL ready but wants to play one more year. And he will be playing at UCLA – which needs athletes for the offensive line. Great pickup for the 2014 campaign!

    We need more NFL caliber players like him.

    Go Bruins! Boom!

    • hankyg

      I’m not contradicting you and I know nothing about this player, but seems odd that an “NFL ready” player would only start one game even if moving between positions (barring an injury). Any idea why he didn’t play more? Just curious.

  • Joseph B. Lowe

    Thug II

    • Marc

      You’re not dead yet, bitch!?!

      Kill yourself!

      Pathetic loser.

      • SKL

        awesome. bullying the bully. i literally lol’d. don’t expect these type comments to last long, but who knows… they leave his/her stupid and inciting comments.

        • Joseph B. Lowe

          It’s stayed. You should see his other ones. But what’d you expect from someone that never really went to ucla, just tries to act like it. Shame.

        • Joseph B. Lowe

          Looks like the bully got his due.

    • ProbationU

      Thugs win football games….it has worked at $C for years.

      • Joseph B. Lowe

        Just followed the example of filthy woodie.

        • ProbationU

          No..it’s football. More like the thugs that PC coached.

    • FUKSC

      Hey fellater,

      You’re like a bad fart in a small room. Do us all a favor and quit breathing.

      • Joseph B. Lowe

        You are a FART. And wet.

        • FUKSC

          Great comeback punk.

          • Joseph B. Lowe

            Takes on to know one.

    • Yogibear

      I rather get a thug who can knock down a guy with one punch than a sissy who gets knocked down by one punch and cries to a ref for a flag instead of fighting back.

      • Joseph B. Lowe

        Must be from the IE

        • Yogibear

          IE does produce some good football players. Unfortunately, I live in a sissy town next to a SC alum.

      • BruinInSeattle

        are those my only choices?

        • Yogibear

          Yes, as it is a hypothetical statement as I do not believe this team has a thug.

    • jameskatt

      Aggressiveness wins in football. Just look at Seattle vs San Francisco. In football, the most aggressive team causes the most game-ending injuries to the opposing team. Seattle: 2, SF 0. Even when behind, it was easy to predict Seattle would win.

      Note, however, that Bunche doesn’t have any tattoos on his neck. This means he is a relatively sweet guy. He knows he has to work on being more aggressive to survive the NFL.

      • BruinInSeattle

        correlation does not equal causation. the reason seattle won is because, down the line, they played better defense.

    • BruinInSeattle

      thug is a loaded term. how about “tough athlete”

      • Joseph B. Lowe

        Ok, but only because the Seahawks won.

  • Timothy

    any word about whether Torian White will get granted a medical redshirt for last year?

    also, is Bunche expected to start?

    • bruinbiochem06

      Why would Torian get a med redshirt? He played more than 3 games .

      • Timothy

        that’s not the test for whether someone is granted a medical redshirt.

  • Bigwoof1

    “Bunche” is a revered name at UCLA. Fitting we get this news on MLK Day.

    • Timothy

      race has absolutely nothing to do with this.

      • Bigwoof1

        I’m not discussing race, I’m talking about history and humanity.

        • Timothy

          Oh? Then, please, explain how it is “fitting” that a black player transferred to UCLA on MLK day? What other significance could MLK have to this?

          • ProbationU

            Google the name Ralph Bunche and you may learn more.

          • Timothy

            again, what does race have to do with a football player transferring from miami to ucla?

          • Dr_ML_Shanks

            Tim: RALPH Bunche (UCLA class of ’27) was the first African American to win a Noble Peace Prize….just like prize MLK won….

            Malcolm Bunche shares the same last name with this legendary Bruin, who has an academic hall named after him. Bunche Hall contains many of the Social Sciences departments.

          • Timothy

            Everyone knows this. But what does race have to do with it? I just find that reaction offensive, and racist. You can say that it’s fitting that a player named Bunche is going to UCLA, but to suggest that it’s “fitting” that a black player committed on MLK day is disgusting.

          • BruinInSeattle

            oh calm down and admit you made a mistake.

          • Dr_ML_Shanks

            The only one flogging race in this conversation is YOU Tim…

          • Timothy

            demonstrably false. The original comment (not from me) stated “”Bunche” is a revered name at UCLA. Fitting we get this news on MLK Day.” How is that NOT injecting race? Have some courage.

          • Dr_ML_Shanks

            MLK Day is honoring a man whose peaceful acts of courage and goodwill improved life for all…looking beyond the narrow category of race. Similar to those performed by Ralph Bunche. That you seem to need to identify both of them by their race, rather than by acts of human decency tells us more about YOU than it does about them. Have th honesty that it was YOU who insists on dwelling on their race, than the contents of their hearts.

          • Timothy

            Oh, I’m sorry……MLK’s work had nothing to do with equality for blacks. The comparison between Bunche and MLK oddly made above had nothing to do with both of them being black. I’m sure if Bunche were white it would still be fitting that he committed to UCLA on MLK day. I’m sure if his last name were the same as another UCLA alum, it would have been fitting that he committed on MLK day. Again, I did not inject race into this discussion. The original comment: “‘Bunche’ is a revered name at UCLA. Fitting we get this news on MLK Day” undeniably would not have applied by the commenter’s logic if any of the three subjects were not black. Right, this has NOTHING to do with race. Sickening.

          • The Big Woof!

            The original poster (me) has been unable to sign in for several days due to computer difficulties. I still insist I was trying to make a POSITIVE comment as the two gentlemen I referred to were outstanding individuals and had been associated together in the past (e.g. Dr. Bunche marched with Dr. King). Yes, they are both black, so what? You sir, are the one who is making a mountain out of a molehill and injected race into the discussion. (Thanks to Dr. Shanks and others for applying logic and trying to get through to Timothy’s thick skull.) You may continue to believe whatever you want because we clearly are not going to change your mind. I’m very sorry you feel the way you do, and thus will end my part of this conversation. Back to football and basketball!!

          • Timothy

            Right….your comment had NOTHING to do with race. MLK did many great things in his life, but he is synonymous with helping achieve racial equality in this country. A black player then commits to UCLA on his birthday…and you say how fitting. Yep…nothing to do with race.

          • Timothy

            if the original commenter had no desire to bring race into this, he would have simply said “given Ralph Bunch’s affiliation with the school, it’s fitting that Bunch committed to UCLA.” By mentioning MLK, he brought race into the discussion. That much is indisputable and the original commenter does not even deny that.

  • Bruin 34

    Aaron Sharp. Speedster QB lefty just committed per BRO. Go Bruins!