"I actually privately committed this past Monday. I had a strategy behind it. I wanted [head] coach [Mike] Mac[Intyre] to know prior [to Junior Day] so when I got there, I could be like, 'Okay, Coach Mac, I am already committed. What can I do to get more in-state kids to come here?' I could have waited until today to verbally commit and he might have been more excited but I wanted to start getting in-state kids and get them to join me. I talked to Marcus McElroy Jr. and Christian Cumber and said, 'Hey, you guys should consider coming here.' So I am getting a little head start on that."