Coming out of the month of July, not many guys generated as much of a buzz in 2013 as Calvin Hermanson did.
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Lake Oswego (Ore.) High had high majors scrambling for info after the evaluation period.
Rather than wait and see what might happen, Hermanson went with the program that was there all along and committed to St. Mary's on Wednesday night.
"They've been recruiting me for a long time," Hermanson told Rivals.com. "After talking to my family I decided it was the best fit for me."
According to Hermanson, it was the relationship he'd developed with Randy Bennett and his staff that pushed things over the edge.
"I know the coaches really well and connect with them," said Hermanson. "The main thing is they are really excited about my game and what I bring to the table.
"That helped me out, knowing how much they wanted me. It got me excited."
Before he made the decision to go ahead and commit, Hermanson had to at least consider the new attention he was getting.
"That's something that we discussed," said Hermanson of recent high major interest. "We tried to think of anybody who could compete with the feeling I have for St. Mary's and it was going to be tough to top.
"So I wanted to call it tonight."
A three-star prospect who will merit heavy consideration for the next update to the 2013 Rivals150, Hermanson joins a class that already includes Rivals150 member Cullen Neal. He just wants to come in and compete.
"I'm just looking forward to going in right away and working hard," said Hermanson. "Hopefully I can come in and provide some scoring for them and provide some help on the defensive end