The 2015 cornerback from Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian picked up an offer from Northwestern—his first from a major conference school.
Still, there are things you can only learn from visiting. It is clear—after a few days in Evanston—that his thorough process addressed each question.
"It definitely answered everything I was looking for," Shelton-Mosley told PurpleWildcats.com on Sunday.
One major element involved his discussions with the coaching staff. He spent a great deal of time with secondary coach Jerry Brown, and the veteran "talked over a lot of things" with him.
He also wanted to judge the player-coach interactions—and see whether the guys were comfortable. That passed the test as well.
"Coach Fitzgerald is intense during the practices," he said. "He knew how to be a players' coach. There's a balance between getting work done and having fun.
"[Fitz and I] sat down and talked about his philosophy, and what Northwestern students get with opportunities after college."
It's also promising to see that he visited both Thursday and Saturday's practices, which marks a strong sign of interest.
Shelton-Mosley holds offers from NU, Arizona, Duke, Harvard, UC Davis and Yale. He originally planned to commit late in the process, but changed his mind upon realizing how stressful the process can be.
Regardless, Northwestern made a strong early pitch. Shelton-Mosley is one of its few cornerback prospects at this point. The Wildcats thrive on landing versatile players. They want Shelton-Mosley to continue the trend.
"I can say that they've been recruiting me pretty hard," he said. "I'm going to see what goes on with other schools, but I'm pretty convinced by Northwestern."