“I talked to Malcolm last night for quite a while and he was very impressed with his overall experience with the trip there to UCLA, the tour of the campus, his conversation with the head coach and offensive coordinator – and even more so his offensive line coach [Adrian Klemm],” Bunche’s father Curtis told the Miami Herald.
The junior was not allowed to transfer to any ACC schools or any of Miami’s non-conference opponents on its 2014 schedule. Those schools included Florida A&M, Nebraska, Cincinnati, and Arkansas State.
Bunche started all 12 games for Miami as a sophomore in 2012 but just once in 2013, leading to his decision to spend his final season of eligibility at another campus. He joins a UCLA squad that finished 2013 with a record of 10-3 that ended with a 42-22 victory over Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl.