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Memphis, Tenn., kicker/punter Gary Wunderlich finally received the offer he'd been waiting for. And when he did, he knew the decision he had make.

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Wunderlich, rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com, committed to Virginia in April. But one school, Ole Miss, never went away.

"When I committed to Virginia back in April, I knew if I was going to de-commit and go to another school, the only school would be Ole Miss," he said Thursday, following his commitment to Ole Miss.

"So, I always kind of kept in touch with the staff, and when they finally decided to offer me, I couldn't not take it."

The 6-foot, 175-pound Wunderlich, who said he has "been going to Ole Miss home games for the past four or five years," visited Ole Miss last weekend for the Rebels' first scrimmage of fall camp.

The visit consisted of meeting the Ole Miss coaching staff, as well as touring the facilities and campus with his former teammate at Memphis University School, current Ole Miss offensive lineman Ben Still.

The visit only helped to solidify his decision.

"I got to meet the whole special teams staff and hang out with one of my former teammates, Ben Still," he said. "I had a good time.

"I've just fallen in love with Oxford, the Ole Miss campus. I love the atmosphere down there. SEC football, there's just really nothing like it. It being close to home, it'll be easy for my family to come see me play. That was also a deciding factor."

Ole Miss graduates its kicker, Andrew Ritter, and punter, Tyler Campbell, following the 2014 season. Opportunity awaits Wunderlich, who many consider the top overall kicker in the country.

"That was definitely another reason - to be able to come in and compete with the other kickers there right now," he said, adding that he is relieved the recruiting process is finally over.

"I'm really relieved. I'm glad it's over. I'm just excited. I'm looking forward to my senior year first; I want to have a good year, maybe win a state championship. But I'll be down at the games this fall. I'm really looking forward to it."

Wunderlich is Ole Miss' 21st commitment for the recruiting class of 2014. The Rebels currently hold the No. 14 overall class in the country, according to Scout.com. He held an additional offer from Texas A&M.

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