Wake Forest coach Danny Manning got exactly what he was looking for Sunday with the verbal commitment of Chaundee Brown.
But perhaps even more than that, the commitment answers the question as to when Manning would be able to break through the highest levels in terms of recruiting.
Kansas, Indiana, Florida and Maryland were some of the basketball heavyweights looking to secure Brown's commitment. They all fell short.
Manning battled the best to earn the nod from one of the top shooting guards in the country in Brown, including a last ditch night-before-visit effort from his own alma mater, basketball blueblood Kansas. Bill Self and the Jayhawks wanted Brown. Bad.
But Manning and his staff were able to seal the deal.
After swinging for the fences on a top-tier local talent and coming up short last year, many wondered when the Deacs would have this type of success on the recruiting trail.
Brown's commitment firmly answers that question and tells other top-level talent that the Wake Forest basketball program is open for business again.
In addition to being a win on the recruiting trail, Brown's commitment will lead to actual wins on the basketball court as well.
He's a versatile guard who can score in a variety of ways. Manning loves for those guys to be able to play a variety of spots on the floor, and Brown fills that bill perfectly.
His scouting report by Scout.com says, "Standing 6-foot-4, Brown has fine size for the position and is equipped with a strong, chiseled frame. Brown's mentality is to score and actively looks to drive the ball or hunt jump shots from both mid-range and three."
Brown joins Melo Eggleston in the 2017 class that probably has room for at least one more. The immediate question now becomes if the Brown commitment helps open the doors to another top-level commit for this class.