"They were the first ones to offer me in the first place," Setty told Scout.com. "Ever since that I had a connection with them. I just felt liked they really liked me. I got really close to all the coaches there."
"We just grew close," he added. "It just feels right. I know its farther away than the other schools that have offered, but I just feel like that's where I belong. So i'm going to take it and run with it."
Setty also claims scholarship offers from Ohio and Miami-Ohio and had received varying degrees of interst from Notre Dame, Virginia, Minnesota, Georgia, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Xavier and Virginia Commonwealth.
"One thing that was different about SIU than the other schools was when I talked to them, I talked to all of the coaches," he said. "I had four of the coaches in my phone book. I talked to the head coach and all the assistants. It was almost like they were part of my family. I talked to them more than I did some family members."
Setty, a standout at Maysville (Ky.) Mason County, which is the same school that produced former Tennessee standout Chris Lofton and current Kentucky standout Darius Miller, hasn't taken a visit to Southern Illinois, but is planning to head to Carbondale (Ill.) this weekend.
"To me SIU is up there with a lot of good programs. To have an offer from them really means a lot to me. Just watching them over the past 10 years they are one of the elite mid-majors. It just makes me feel good to have that offer from them."