"I said, 'By the way, Coach, what did he run his 40 in?'" Shields recalled. "[Brattan said], 'Well, let's just say it was really fast.' I said, 'Oh, come on. You can tell me.' He told me. It was around a 4.3. That blew me away. I didn't know he had that kind of speed. 4.3 is pretty rare. I think when [the Maryland coaches] saw that, it was pretty easy for them to make up their mind about the offer."