Bloomington (Ind.) South two-star quarterback Ben Chappell wanted to get his commitment out of the way so he could focus on his senior season. So far the plan has worked to perfection. His team is 6-2 on the season and they play Decatur Central this Friday night for the conference championship.
"They're definitely a tough team," Chappell said. "But I think we're pretty evenly matched, but we do have to play at their place."
Chappell said it shouldn't matter, though, especially with the way the South offense has been clicking the past few games.
"I've thrown for 10 touchdowns in the last two games, and we're really getting it together on offense," he said. "We're heading into the playoffs working really well."
Chappell said he's still a "strong" Indiana commitment and he couldn't be more pleased with the way things are going on the field for the Hoosiers.
"I've been to every home game, and I'm not surprised at all by how quickly things have turned around," Chappell, who is 6-foot-2 and 209 pounds, said. "That's one of the reasons why I committed to them. I knew they were going to do a good job. I'm excited about the future there."
Chappell, the No. 11 ranked player in Indiana, said he's not really heard from other programs mainly because he committed so early – all the way back in June.
"It wouldn't matter anyway," he said.