Scout.com confirmed the choice with a source and a newspaper in Philadelphia, citing sources, reported the Villanova commitment on Monday.
"I guess [the paper] just came to that conclusion because my coach told me not to tell anyone," Ott told Scout.com. Ott said that he is considering Purdue, St. Joe's, Penn State, Xavier and Villanova.
"Originally I thought I'd wait for the summer just to see what other schools would offer me," Ott said Monday morning. "Then, I decided that even if they did, it wouldn't even matter because I'd want to go to the same school."