Coleman Shelton took his official visit to Washington this weekend and thought an offer could be presented during the trip.
Once the offer came through, the Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola offensive lineman quickly made up his mind that it was the right fit for him.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound three-star prospect who said Washington likes him at offensive tackle said he loved the coaching staff, the school and the team members he interacted with and everything seemed to fit well.
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His decision came quickly after the visit.
"I really like the school a lot," Shelton said.
"I met the coaching staff and I really clicked with them. The team seems really good so it seemed like a really good fit for me."
Meeting with coach Steve Sarkisian and especially offensive line coach and run game coordinator Dan Cozzetto might have sealed it for Shelton, who is rated as the No. 19 center in the 2013 class by Rivals.com.
His interaction with the coaches was one of the big keys in his decision.
"I really like the staff a lot," Shelton said.
"I've talked to coach Cozzetto and I like him and I feel really good about him as a lineman so that went well. I like coach Sark a lot too because he's young and energetic so it was just a perfect fit for me."
Shelton also reported offers from Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona and Cal Poly.