Patrick Herbert never revealed his Top 10 colleges or even five finalists as many recruits do while trying to encourage college football fans around the nation to beg them to pick their school.
There was no televised announcement at Sheldon High School with three hats being shuffled around before Herbert made his pick.
Herbert didn't even wait for a peak time on Twitter to make his commitment.
The Sheldon junior interrupted some Mother's Day dinners by declaring his decision to play at Oregon Sunday evening with a tweet that read "I hope Eugene isn't tired of the Herbert's yet, I'll be around for a few more years."
"I've never been a big, flashy guy, but I think I did it alright," Herbert said of his low-key announcement. "That's kind of what my family is all about."
His brother, Justin, posted a similar one-sentence commitment on Twitter in October 2015 to announce his commitment to play quarterback for the Ducks.
"Patrick is a throwback in that way," Sheldon football coach Josh Line said. "He was conscientious and deliberate with the whole process. He got a lot of attention, a lot of recruiters came on campus to take a look at him and he asked good questions and put a lot of thought into his decision. He did not publicize his thought process as much as some other kids do, but he thought hard about it to make the right choice."
Herbert's grandfather is Rich Schwab, a wide receiver at Oregon from 1960-63 who passed away earlier this year. Family ties and local knowledge put Oregon at the top of Herbert's list as soon as he began to hear from colleges.
"There is a little pressure, but I am doing this for me and my family and the love of the game," Herbert said.
While Herbert-to-Oregon always seemed like a certainty, Oregon State, California, Utah, Nebraska, Florida, and Penn State also made an offer to the 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end.
"Oregon was always where I wanted to go, but I never realized how close you get with other coaches," Herbert said. "I got close to a lot of coaches from a lot of schools so it was real hard saying no to them."
One of those was Cal coach Justin Wilcox, whose dad, Dave, played with Schwab at Oregon.
"We've always been good friends and no matter what happens, we will always be close with that family," Herbert said.
Herbert began to close the recruiting process two weeks ago following a meeting with offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo.
"I wanted to clear some things up, but once I did that, I think I was ready," he said. "Oregon felt like family to me. I'm only five minutes away, my brother is there and I'm pretty close with the coaching staff so there are a lot of connections."
Herbert committed to Arroyo and Mario Cristobal early last week, but did not reveal that decision to his family until Sunday.
"Now I can focus on football instead of all the recruiting stuff," Herbert said. "I have more time with my friends and family."
Herbert also stars in basketball and baseball at Sheldon like his brothers Justin and Mitchell did before him. He is ranked as a four-star recruit by 247Sports.com and listed as the No. 13 tight end in his class after earning first-team, all-Class 6A honors as a junior when he had nearly 700 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.
"I appreciated how much Oregon recruited him," said Line, who played fullback at Oregon from 1999-2001. "It is a tough situation because you have the brother on campus who is the star quarterback. You don't want to go crazy, but you also don't want to make him feel like he is not getting the attention an athlete of his caliber deserves. Oregon treated him like a kid they wanted, not the younger brother of a kid they have. It is a good fit for him and I'm excited to drive a few blocks and watch him play."
Herbert is the seventh player to commit to Oregon's 2019 recruiting class which is currently ranked No. 20 in the nation by 247Sports.com.
Jacob Breeland and Ryan Bay will be seniors at tight end when Herbert arrives while Cam McCormick will be a junior. Spencer Webb is the lone tight end in next year's freshman class for the Ducks and Herbert is the first to commit for the following season.
"The coaches like the fact that I can catch the ball and just think I fit in well," Herbert said.
As a freshman at Sheldon in 2015, Herbert caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from his brother during a playoff win over Clackamas. The two could hook up again in two years if Patrick Herbert plays as a true freshman and Justin sticks around for his senior season rather than leaving early for the NFL Draft.
Does Patrick Herbert expect to catch a pass from his brother at Autzen Stadium?
"Yeah, I hope so," he said.
Herbert has one more year with the Irish catching passes from Michael Johnson Jr., another top 2019 recruit with an offer to play at Oregon.
"That will be a lot of fun because we have a lot to prove after last year when we had an early exit in the playoffs," Herbert said.
Sheldon has a loaded schedule beginning with a home game against Washington powerhouse Graham-Kapowsin. That is followed by games against Thurston, West Linn, West Salem, South Medford, and Jesuit.
"It is a great opportunity to show the state what you can do every week," Line said. "We hope to be a good team and good teams get opportunities to play good games and we are getting that. Guys like Patrick and our other seniors are going to have to step up and play well."
Line said Herbert will also use the year to work on his blocking skills as he prepares to play at Oregon.
"He is excited about becoming more versatile because he has incredible tools, his size and speed and physicality," Line said. "If you apply that to blocking schemes it will be big in his development for the next level. He is excited about getting better in that area and improving in other areas. He can catch the ball and get up field and we will try to get him the ball as much as possible. He has a big impact on the game and that's why he's one of those kids who was so heavily recruited."