"Air Force called my coach to tell him they were offering me and then they faxed it over to the school after that," said Brandon McGowan.
"They started sending me mail around the same time as everyone else did last year, but I did not know they were going to offer me. I had not been in contact with them or anything, so I was not expecting the offer on Monday."
Air Force is the first school to offer the linebacker out of Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett and that impressed him.
"I have to put them number one right now because they offered me first. I know they have great academics and that they are a service school, but I want to definitely visit them now so I can find out more about them. I am excited about the offer and it feels good."
Offer number one is the hardest one to get for football recruits and it was a long time coming for the 6-foot-1.5, 210 pound junior.
"I feel like getting my first offer lifted a weight off of my shoulder," said a relieved McGowan. "I have been working hard, I have been getting a lot of mail, and to finally get the first offer feels great."
Now he is going to keep working hard for offer number two. He is hearing the most from Auburn, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt right now and he feels the coming weeks could decide if those schools pull the trigger or not.
"I have talked to those schools and they all have told me that they will be out to see me at spring practice and what they think then will be the deciding factor if they offer me or not."
"I am hoping I show them what I can do, so they offer me."
Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.