Seffner (Fla.) Armwood two-way lineman Brandon Teeling shared his commitment to Samford a little over a week ago. The decision was actually made during the first weekend of January when he was on campus at Samford for his official visit.
"I decided to make the decision Saturday night of my visit," Teeling said.
The 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive tackle said the decision was easily made after spending some time around his future teammates and coaches.
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"It felt like my future home because I really liked the players and coaches I met there," Teeling said. "They are guys I can see myself playing football with for four or five years."
The people at Samford were not the only things that stood out to the Central Florida prospect.
"The fieldhouse is probably what sealed it for me, because it was the last thing they showed us and I liked everything else," Teeling said. "So I was anxious to see the fieldhouse because I'll be spending a lot of time there.
"It is a small campus too which is right for me because I like having everything right there and not have to drive," Teeling added. "I also don't have a car so if I don't need one that is less money me and my parents have to spend.
"The dorms were an important deciding factor too," Teeling continued. "They were pretty nice and theyre building some new ones right by the fieldhouse."
The three-star credited the efforts of Samford for why he made his decision. He chose them over offers from Florida Atlantic, South Alabama, Western Kentucky, and Western Michigan, as well as interest from a number of other schools.
"Samford has probably put more effort into recruiting me than any of the other schools I got offered by," Teeling said. "Some schools offered me then fell out of the picture and then some came and offered towards the end of our season. Samford has been recruiting me since I think April or May last year. I knew I was wanted there and I would be valuable to the team."
When Teeling arrives on campus, he expects to begin his career on the defensive side of the ball.
"They recruited me as a defensive tackle so that is where I expect to play," Teeling said. "They said one of the things they really liked about me was the fact that I can play both sides of the ball though because if something ever happens where they don't have enough offensive linemen they would be confident putting me there. I am looking forward to playing defense again though."
Teeling previously had an official visit scheduled to Western Kentucky for January 20th, but says that he is now done with the process.
"I will not be taking any other visits and I'm done with the process," Teeling said. "Samford bringing me in the very first weekend of January said a lot about how much they wanted me. I didn't feel like it was necessary for me to take the risk of waiting till the end of January because spots would fill up by then and I liked everything about it so committing was the logical choice to me."
Teeling missed a portion of his junior season due to a knee injury he suffered but returned for his entire senior season and contributed both ways in helping Armwood to win a state championship.