Hinsdale Central tight end Matt Bjorson commits to Indiana football

2 minute read

Bob Narang

Indiana recruit Matt Bjorson (left), picking up yards after a catch against York last season, helped Hinsdale Central win the West Suburban Silver conference title in 2016. (Steve Johnston/Pioneer Press)

Matt Bjorson kick-started a series of Chicago-area commitments that have bolstered the future of the Indiana football program.

The Hinsdale Central senior tight end ended his recruitment by announcing his commitment to first-year Indiana coach Tom Allen on June 14, shortly after attending a one-day camp on the Bloomington campus.

Since Bjorson's commitment, Brother Rice senior left tackle Nick Marozas verbally committed to the Hoosiers on June 19, and Marist senior defensive end Gavin McCabe did likewise on June 20.

Bjorson said he's become more familiar with Marozas and McCabe since they both committed.

"I've had a group chat with a few of the other commits, and it's great to see all Chicago kids committing," Bjorson said.

At 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, Bjorson is a three-star recruit, according to 247Sports. He chose Indiana over Kentucky among numerous other offers, which also included Western Michigan, Northern Illinois, New Mexico, Toledo and Central Michigan. Bjorson said he always had Indiana on his radar after visiting the campus with his football team in previous years.

"My football team went down for two years in a row for a summer camp, so I got to know the place really well," he said. "I just liked the new energy that Coach Allen brings and already liked the school, and the coaching staff pushed me over.

"I always wanted to play in the Big Ten. If I didn't play football, Indiana would be a school that I would like to attend anyway because it's a good school. Everything clicked together in three months. They liked me as a leader."

Bob Narang is a freelance reporter for Pioneer Press.

Twitter @Pioneer_Press

Copyright © 2017, Chicago Tribune