George Bullock didn't need scholarship offers galore.
He had eyes for just two schools: Navy and Tennessee.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound kicker from West High School received an offer from Navy in late June.
On Friday it was UT's turn and Bullock committed.
He called Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney on Friday night and gave his pledge.
He became the 12th commitment for Tennessee's Class of 2012 and the second local commitment. Central athlete Cody Blanc committed last Friday.
Bullock's infatuation with Tennessee is easy to understand, given where he resides.
"Growing up in Knoxville, I've always been a Tennessee fan," said Bullock. "They've always been on my radar. For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to kick for Tennessee."
But with Navy, it stems from his family. His grandfather graduated from the Naval Academy. His uncle played football for Navy.
"Also, growing up, I've been interested in serving my country," said Bullock. "I figured with Navy's academics and big football, that would be a good option, too. I liked the coaching staff up there, as well. All of their facilities were top of the line.
"And, so, it was basically just between those two schools. "
Tennessee recruited Bullock for his kickoff and placekicking abilities, West coach Scott Cummings said.
Last season, Bullock booted 86 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone. That average included a nice amount of onside kicks.
Bullock has since added five yards and a few tenths to his hang time.
"He's kicking it 70-75 yards with a 3.9 hangtime right now," said Cummings. "That's his average."
Bullock, once a special-teams pupil of former Tennessee kicker James Wilhoit, went to an abundance of college camps during the summer to perform under an intense spotlight.
He also lodged for three weeks at a Mike McCabe kicking camp in Prattville, Ala., training alongside and learning from Division I kickers.
"He's really done a great job trying to be as professional as he can be at his young age," said Cummings. "He hit the weights. He really tried to work on his technique this summer with the best possible people he can work with."
Since Bullock can summon touchbacks with ease, he and Cummings and worked out an agreement to help avoid complacency — for every kickoff that Bullock sends through the uprights, he'll receive a sticker for his football helmet.
That may seem trivial.
It's anything but.
"Hey," said Cummings, "you'd be amazed at what a kid does for a sticker."