Honesty is always appreciated, but often gets thrown out the window in the recruiting process.
Kids break commitments and colleges change their minds instantly on their interest in a kid.
That's why talking to Aldine, Texas, four-star cornerback Terrance Anderson is so refreshing.
The 5-foot-10, 163-pounder doesn't hold back when talking about his favorites. He also tells it bluntly when talking about why certain teams stand out above the others.
"I've been staying in contact with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State lately," Anderson said. "I've been talking to Oklahoma State the most. I really like coach (Gunter) Brewer and coach (Mike) Gundy at Oklahoma State. They would probably be my favorite right now.
"The only reason I haven't committed to Oklahoma State yet is because I want to take my visits first. Their coaching staff has been around and they seem pretty cool. They get on you, but they'll give you props when you deserve it."
Right behind the Cowboys is in-state rival Oklahoma.
"I will take my visits to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State," Anderson said. "Those two are one and two. All the others, I'm not sure about. I am really hoping Oklahoma will let me come in for the Oklahoma State game. I'd love to see that game."
Anderson said his family will play a role in his decision, but whatever he does pick they will support him.
"My mom will be a big part in my decision," Anderson said. "My cousins, too. Just my family, in general, but it will be mostly my decision. My mom feels great about Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. She tells me it is her decision, and she'll be behind me where ever I decide is the best college for me."
What also makes Anderson so special is that he could also contribute on offense.
With offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Northwestern, Utah, Kansas State, Kansas and several others it's easy to see why people are excited about. As a dual-threat quarterback he rushed for 600 yards and threw for 800 as a junior. He is currently ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 16 cornerback in the nation and the No. 20 player in Texas.
"Most colleges want me to play cornerback or receiver," he said. "Kansas State wants me to play quarterback. It doesn't matter to me. I just want to be on the field helping the team. Last year I played quarterback to help our team and it made our team better, so I was happy. I just want to play where I can contribute to a team."