Hinsdale Central tight end Ian Bunting has committed to play his college ball at the University of Michigan after he graduates next year, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The 6-foot-6, 215-pound Hinsdale resident had scholarship offers from big-program schools including Notre Dame and USC, according to SB Nation.
Bunting told the Tribune that he chose Michigan in part because his recently-deceased grandmother was a Wolverine and was hoping he'd have the opportunity to play in Ann Arbor.
"Has a nice, long frame with a lot of room to add weight," a Scouts.com scouting report of Bunting by Allen Trieu reads. "Good, reliable hands and shows ability to make grabs in traffic and along the sideline. Adjusts and tracks the ball well in the air. Shows good ability after the catch for a bigger kid. Still has to fill out, get stronger and has not played in a traditional tight end role. That said, can be used in a variety of packages and formations. Has struggled some with injuries."
Bunting will play his senior season as a Red Devil this fall. See a reel of Bunting's 2012 season highlights above.