NEW recruit Stuart Donlan has revealed he turned down offers from several other Super League clubs to join the Giants.
The 25-year-old moves to the McAlpine on a year's loan from Halifax and is expected to be a regular in coach Jon Sharp's first-team line-up.
That's hardly surprising given Donlan's pedigree as a strike centre or full-back at the top level.
And the former Leigh man has no doubts the switch to Huddersfield is the right move to make.
"I know there was a lot of interest from a number of Super League clubs, including Castleford, Warrington and London," said Donlan.
"But coming to the Giants just feels right.
"They've done really well in their first year back in Super League and they look to be a club that's heading in the right direction.
"I know a fair lot about the players, and everyone speaks very highly about Jon Sharp.
"It will be a very positive place to be."
Although Donlan is mainly a centre - the position he held for Lancashire in the 2002 Origin Series against Yorkshire - he hasn't ruled out having a stint at full-back if called upon.
But he is prepared to keep his options open, although the Donlan and Julian Bailey centre partnership is emerging as the strong favourite.
"Huddersfield showed last season they have a lot of attacking options and I'm excited about joining a side like this. Stanley Gene and Brandon Costin have had great seasons, and I was very impressed with Julian Bailey.
"There's also a strong pack, and I obviously know a lot about Jim Gannon from our Halifax days together, and they will be able to give me the sort of service I wasn't receiving at The Shay last season.
"I'm going to be starting pre-season training early because I missed the end of the season after undergoing an operation on my thumb.
"That was a total success and I can't wait to get cracking again."