The Pelham (Ala.) defensive lineman, who says he measured in at 6-foot-4, 280 pounds while in Starkville, earned the extension at camp.
"Coach [David] Turner, the D-line coach, really likes me," he said. "He said I'm very quick off the ball. He said my pass-rush moves and quickness can really help them out and that they need me."
Hoyett then got word from the head Bulldog.
"I also talked to Coach [Dan] Mullen," he added. "Coach told me about the program and what it takes to be a part of the team. He said he would love for me to come there."
The move from the Bulldogs, the rising senior's first SEC offer, may go a long way for one of the best defensive line talents in Alabama.
"I've been waiting on this for a while," said Hoyett. "This is definitely my top school."
"I just feel comfortable there because they treat me like family," he continued. "And I know they would push me to become the best player I can be."
Was there a temptation to pull the trigger?
"There was, but I didn't want to rush into it all as of right now," he said. "I told them I'm going to continue to think about it until I make my final decision.
"I'm going to finish out summer and finish these camps and continue to pray about things because I want to make the right choice."