Already holding a handful of offers after a good junior season at Goose Creek (S.C.) High, Jacob Park received another one while the country was focused on Wednesday.
"Alabama offered me on signing day, Coach [Nick] Saban called me," he said. "It was cool, I appreciated him telling me and not another coach.
"It meant more."
So what does Alabama see in the 6-foot-3, 200-pound three-star quarterback?
Park describes himself as, "Versatile. I believe that if you ask me to do something I can do it, and if not I will work hard enough until I can do it for you. I feel like with time, I can do anything that needs to be done with the game."
But does one from the national champs mean anything different?
"It's the same," he admitted. "It's just an offer just like the rest. I'm up to eight offers now."
The confident QB knows more are likely on the way after hitting the 7on7 and camp circuit in the spring and summer. He kicked off that process last month at the Under Armour All-America combine.
Seemingly with a recruiting plan, Park admitted that he views the process in another light.
"To be honest, I don't know what I'm doing," he said with a laugh. "It's a cool process, but it has it's pros and cons."
Despite no early favorites or timetable for a final decision, the top signal-caller in the Palmetto State does have a pair of programs he's eyeing for upcoming visits.
"I'm visiting Alabama on the 23rd and Virginia Tech on the fifth (of March)," he added.
Park is ranked the No. 19 quarterback in the early class of 2014 rankings on FOX Sports NEXT/Scout.com.