Although it's officially basketball season for Hinsdale Central 6-foot-6, 215 pound tight end Ian Bunting, focusing on the center forward position isn't all he has been doing -- he just returned from a visit to Michigan.
"I loved it, it was definitely one of my best visits," Bunting said. "I really liked the school a lot, it's definitely one of my top schools."
But where does Bunting stand with the Wolverines?
"I talked with Coach Ferrigno, the tight ends coach for a while," Bunting said. "Apparently I had forgotten to send them my film, so he gave me his info and said we want the film so send it our way."
He added, "Then he asked for my info so we could keep in contact."
Bunting enjoyed the visit, largely because of the high intensity of the game.
"We sat down and then had lunch, then we headed down to the field after talking to the coaches," Bunting said. "Then headed to our seats for the game and watched the game, it was a great game."
He continued, "The whole thing was exciting, not even just the end. The whole game was just like back and forth."
Both Northwestern and Michigan have shown interest in Bunting, but did that make the game even more exciting?
"I really enjoyed seeing both of the schools, they both played really well," Bunting said. "It definitely impressed me and it was an exciting game to be at."
Another thing that impressed Bunting was the sheer size of the ‘Big House.'
"It was awesome, it was really.. big," Bunting said. "It was huge actually, there were so many people there and it was enormous. it was really nice too, like well kept."
Plus, he liked the way that the tight end fit into the offense.
"I was watching Funchess the whole time pretty much and I really like what they do with him," Bunting said. "And what kind of player he is, and that's the kind of player that I want to be."
Michigan isn't the last stop for Bunting this fall, he has several other visits lined up.