I hadn't had the opportunity to meet the new coaching staff of the West Virginia State football team earlier, so I attended their get-together at the school on Wednesday evening.
I ran into the coaches in the parking lot about half hour before the event and when we walked into the Wilson Student Union, Coach Jon Anderson stopped to straighten some papers in the lobby area and hoped to get a couple cleaning implements moved out of sight.
If you understand what it means to be organized when running an athletic program, you know what it meant to see him making sure everything was perfect.
If the first recruiting class is any indication, the talent could be there to go with that organization and the plans to win sooner rather than later.
"I told the guys that we're not looking back," Anderson told me. "We also understand that we want to do this right."
Translation: It might not happen overnight.
Still, the Yellow Jackets are heading in the right direction.
While every other school in the West Virginia Conference was releasing the names of its signees as they came in, State opted to wait until all of the expected players returned their letters of intent.
That was a curious decision and one that didn't sit well with many - including myself.
But, I digress.
One they were most interested in was a 6-foot-2, 190-pound quarterback by the name of Matt Kinnick.
Kinnick threw for 2,991 yards and 37 touchdowns with only three interceptions on 135-of-223 passing for Ohio Division IV school St. Clairsville, which he led to the state title game. He topped the State list of more than 30 signees on signing day - more than I can remember in the history of the program.