Taking several visits to Tuscaloosa with his brother and 2015 Alabama signee Anfernee Jennings, Dadeville (Ala.) three-star defensive back Shawndarius Jennings commonly anticipated learning of an Alabama offer on each trip.
In early March, it again didn't happen, but he remained optimistic.
Then over the weekend, taking in spring practice once again, the news came down from the head coach himself.
"Nick Saban," he said. "He called me me in and said they've been looking at me for a while and he really doesn't know what I will play since I move around so much but they liked me a lot and wanted to offer me a scholarship."
With his older brother excited about the news after campaigning for it for some time along with the duo's mother expressing desire for each to play at the same school, the thought of the 2016 Jennings ending up at Alabama came up aplenty this weekend.
But don't count on a knee-jerk decision from the physical defender.
"I'm just kind of going to sit back and enjoy the ride right now, I'm not going to jump ahead of myself right now," Jennings said. "But my family was just happy for me for real!
"My mom just congratulated me and stuff."
The in-state Tigers offered first, well before the Crimson Tide did, and it shouldn't be counted out for his services despite the ties to Tuscaloosa.
When asked of a potential leader for his commitment, Jennings didn't single out either Iron Bowl rival.
"Not really, (they're) about the same," he said.
Memphis became offer No. 3 on Monday, and the 215-pound talent has no set visit plans going forward though he's waiting on more opportunities. However, a decision could come sometime this summer.
"Late May, early June, maybe sooner," Jennings said. "I Just think I'll be ready by then."