Indiana had always been recruiting Bronson Boyd IV. The Hoosiers formalized their interest two days after offensive coordinator Kevin Johns reached out to Boyd by offering Boyd a scholarship Monday.
"(I've) talked to him a few days (but) felt like I've known him for years, so I've had interest in Indiana but this is why I like it even more," Boyd told AllHoosiers.com Monday afternoon.
Boyd, a 6-foot-3, 183-pound 3-star wide receiver, hails from The Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas. The longstanding relationship with Johns and the IU program wasn't the only factor in Boyd's reciprocated interest in Indiana. The Hoosiers finished the 2015 season with the top scoring offense, total offense and passing offense.
A handful of first-year players received playing time in that offense. The high-powered offense is something that appeals to Scout's No. 17-rated receiver in Texas.
"Very big," Boyd said. "As big as it gets."
Boyd has offers from Arizona, Boise State, Houston, Texas Tech, Utah and Wisconsin, among others, in addition to the offer from Indiana. However, he told AllHoosiers.com that the Hoosiers are "top of the list" in terms of his interest relative to all the schools.
Boyd said he will visit Texas Tech on May 14 and Houston on Sept. 3, with visits to Arizona and Oregon in the works. He plans to visit Indiana sometime in June.