WKU quarterback commit Davis Shanley committed to the Hilltoppers program in August and has remained firm with his decision throughout.
It was his performance at a Western Kentucky satellite camp that spurred the offer and led to hes eventual commitment. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect from Cumming (Ga.) South Forsyth hoped to play in the high-octane Jeff Brohm offense. Brohm, of course, is now headed to Purdue, but Shanley remains committed as ever to WKU.
"It's how this game works and it is a part of it," he told WKU Insider. "I understand his choice and I'm still looking forward to my future with Western Kentucky."
The Hilltoppers 58-44 victory over Louisiana Tech in the Conference USA Championship on Saturday left Shanely even more excited about his future.
"[It was a] high-scoring game and was a very good game, but now the team is carrying a lot of momentum into the bowl game," he said. "They are winning the conference continuously and it shows so much success in the coaching staff and the players."
Back-to-back league titles and double-digit win seasons have lifted the expectations for the Hilltoppers program, which is making its third consecutive bowl appearance.
"It is such a blessing to be apart of a great program," he said. "Coming in after two previous years of conference championships and wanting to grow the program more."