There were too many things about the Hoosiers that 6-foot-3, 210 pound linebacker prospect Omari Stringer of Crete (Ill.) loved to extend his decision any further.
"Indiana fits my skill set, they are looking for a 3-4 system and relationship wise it's incredible," Stringer said. "I am just really comfortable with the coaches, to me I see them as more than coaches, they are mentors. They are more than football coaches, they change people's lives. My parents also love Indiana."
Stringer visited a week ago, confirmed that he had an offer from Indiana and knew that a decision was imminent.
"It's also close to home, it's only three hours away," Stringer said. "And I feel like Coach Wilson is just really wise and honest, and you can't beat that he has never hid the truth from me."
Stringer, has always been one to reflect on the whole process and is quick to acknowledge the special situation recruiting has been.
"I am very thankful, there are a million kids on this planet that wish they had the same opportunity and exposure as I do," Stringer said. "There are a ton of kids that are 6-foot-4, and taller or more athletic than I am, but they didn't get the opportunity. I have never taken this for granted because at any point it could be taken away."
He added, "The recruiting process is kind of like dating. It's about finding out who is for you and what you like, it's a game of match maker and I have found my match."
And that match is one that Stringer is pretty excited about.
"I am just excited, period, to play at the next level and have my game evaluated. For a ton of guys this is the end, but not for me," Stringer said. "I have more of a journey so in my mind I feel like I have to make the most of it. What happens in the next 4-5 years of my life sets the tone for the rest of my life. And I am excited."