By the time Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College cornerback Shattle Fenteng announced his commitment to Georgia on Friday night, there wasn't much suspense left.
As soon as the offer from the Bulldogs arrived, the four-star prospect started toying with the idea of committing. He publicly named UGA his favorite and said he would likely choose the Bulldogs in the near future. So when he decided to announce his choice between finalists Kansas State, Ole Miss and Georgia, there were few people chewing their nails.
The tweet he sent out to tell the world was a formality.
"I decided on Tuesday," Fenteng said. "I told the coaches on Tuesday, too. They were real happy. I just didn't make it public until now."
And so the celebration in the Georgia football offices preceded that of the school's fan base. Then, Fenteng wanted o be a Bulldog way before he announced it to his future coaches on Tuesday. The marriage had been in the works for years.
"Growing up in Georgia, I always liked them because of the state thing," Fenteng said. "I was big on that."
A four-star prospect, Fenteng says he intends to visit UGA again sometime during the season. It won't be a scouting trip, though. He just wants to soak up the atmosphere at his future FBS home. His mind isn't changing.
"I like that they're a winning program," Fenteng said. "I also like that they told me I'm the No. 1 DB on the board. I also like that I can play early."
Fenteng says that the decision was harder than it looked from the outside. And while people predicted he'd end up a Bulldog before a scholarship offer was even on the table, he insists things weren't so simple.
"It was actually a little hard," Fenteng said. "But I think I made the right choice.
The the 6-foot-2 Fenteng is considered one of the top junior college players in America. In his first season at Hutchinson, he recorded four interceptions, broke up 16 passes and made 57 tackles.
He will have three years to play two seasons at Georgia.