Illinois Interested in Ga WR
Last week at Collins Hill HS (Ga) coaches from Illinois came to visit WR Justin Wyatt and get a chance to see him in person. Already committed to Ohio, Wyatt was asked to run some routes for the Illinois coaches and he impressed them in several ways.
“I had no idea Illinois had come down to visit me until one of my classmates told me they were they’re looking for me. They told me they were interested in me and wanted to see how I looked in person running routes out on the field. It was a fun experience and I believe I impressed them, said Wyatt.”
Going into his senior season, Wyatt was an underrated recruit that was receiving interest from several major programs but seemed to not be wanted enough to earn those offers.
Wyatt eventually received an offer from Ohio and after taking time to sort through his options he ended up pledging his services to Coach Solich and the Bobcats.
“I am in love with the idea of playing for Coach Solich and Ohio,” Wyatt says. “They were the first school to show me attention and the most love. I felt wanted there so I decided I wanted to be a part of their program.”
Since his commitment, Wyatt has seen his recruitment grow larger as the days went by. He eventually received offers from Bowling Green, Troy and UCF.
He is still sitting way under the radar when it comes to BCS schools and his recruitment. The new interest from the Illini comes as a surprise to Wyatt but something he may be willing to listen to.
“I am still 100% committed to Ohio but I am willing to listen to what the coaches from Illinois have to say,” he said. “It’s a Big Ten program that competes in the BCS. They are the biggest school out there to show major interest in me. You never know what could happen but as of now I am fully invested in becoming a Bobcat.”
Wyatt had a big senior season but also came away with a bad shoulder injury. Everything at this time looks to be ok with his shoulder but Wyatt himself is taking things easy and refraining from playing any contact football until he arrives on campus in Athens, OH.
“I banged up my shoulder pretty good this year but everything seems to be going ok with it and I will not have to have surgery on it,” Wyatt says. “Coaches at Ohio want me to take it slow and not put myself through any football contact. I am just going to keep training and get ready for life in college. Signing Day is close to arriving so I am excited about finishing up this recruiting process.”
Chris Smith – SEC Rec. Director/XoFan.com