In late January, former Michigan tight end Ian Bunting announced his intent to transfer out of the program.
On Tuesday, his destination was made clear when California announced that Bunting had joined the Golden Bears as a graduate transfer.
Here is what Cal coach Justin Wilcox had to say on the move, via a release:
“Ian has played college football at the highest level and on its biggest stages for the last three seasons, and he has the ability to make an impact on our football program immediately,” Wilcox said. “He is a versatile athlete that we expect to contribute to both our running and passing games with his blocking and pass-catching skills.”
The 6-foot-7, 255-pound receiver played in 34 games at Michigan over his three-year career and will have one more season with the Bears.
As a pass-catcher, Bunting had five catches for 72 yards as a freshman, five catches for 46 yards as a sophomore and one catch for six yards as a junior in two games.
He came to Ann Arbor as a 3-star tight end recruit in the Class of 2014. 247Sports rated him as the No. 11 tight end in his class.