Class of 2017

Andrew Bunch

HometownThompson Station, TN
High schoolIndependence

Andrew Bunch is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound transfer from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College. Nebraska coach Mike Riley confirmed Bunch's addition to the team, adding that the Huskers got the top player on their quarterback walk-on board. Bunch's father, David, was a former Husker walk-on.

A 2016 high school graduate from Thompson Station, Tennessee, Andrew Bunch is a full qualifier and will have four years to play three seasons at Nebraska.

"We ran into that at the end with some issues with the depth at that position," coach Riley said, referring to having to recall Zack Darlington from wideout to play emergency quarterback at the end of the Music City Bowl. "We wanted to add a walk-on quarterback. He was actually the first guy we reached out to. It will be good for our depth, and our room is just the right size. I don't want any bigger, but as we found out, we can't have it any smaller, either."

During his high school career in Thompson Station, Tennessee, the dual-threat QB accounted for 8,887 total yards and 100 total touchdowns.

Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf said he was excited to add Bunch, who will give the Huskers four quarterbacks for spring football. Langsdorf said that helps with a dual-huddle practice plan because they like to be two-deep at quarterback for each group.

"I told him, just because you're walking on doesn't mean you're not able to compete and play," Langsdorf said of Bunch.

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