How many tight end prospects run the 100-meter dash at their high school? Not many.
That is why Matt Bjornson is starting to see his recruitment rise in a major way. 6-foot-3, 225 pounds with athletic gifts and receiving skills which are rare among his peers, Bjornson's offseason has been full of training and new offers.
"I run track -- 100 meter -- and throw shot put and discus. For school, we lift as a team Monday Wednesday and Fridays before school and also Tuesday and Thursdays after school."
Central Michigan was way out in front. The Chippewas offered last June. Ball State and Northern Illinois followed in December and Kentucky recently became his first SEC offer when he visited for a junior day.
"Receiving my first SEC offer was amazing," he said. "I loved Kentucky and all the facilities there were brand new. Also. I really liked the coaching staff and their attitude around the program."