One of the top performers at the Western Kentucky satellite camp held in Gallatin, Tenn., saw his efforts rewarded with a scholarship offer from the Hilltoppers the following day.
Thompson's Station (Tenn.) Independence athlete Kylan Stribling worked as a cornerback during the Hilltoppers camp last week and had the eye of the coaching staff from the start.
"I loved the WKU camp I felt like I got better and ran good times and performed very well," he said.
Stribling, who attended WKU's Junior Day in February, visited with members of the Hilltoppers staff following the camp and was asked to give the football office on Tuesday.
"A day after the camp I called coach Shepard and they offered me," he explained. "He told me how impressed the whole coaching staff was of my camp performance and said they had to have me on the team.
"I felt very excited to get the offer from WKU because its always been one of my favorite schools since my sophomore year in high school."
Stribling has seen interest continue to grow throughout the spring. He's collected multiple FCS offers and now holds a pair from FBS programs in WKU and Eastern Michigan.
"That gives me 12 offers," he said. "I think the recruiting process is a very fun experience that will only happen once in your life so I just try to enjoy the moment of it all."
Stribling, who has upcoming visits planned with Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt, claims to current favorites.
"My favorites right now are WKU and Eastern Michigan, but their are a few schools I am still interested in."
His familiarity with the Hilltoppers and the program's continued success are both key factors in Stribling's high interest in WKU.
"I like wku because their program is starting to become something special and is increasingly getting better every year, And I can see myself being a big part of a winning tradition at WKU."