2014 defensive back Jordan Wyatt was excited and grateful after receiving an offer from SMU on Wednesday.
"It feels great," he said. "I got offered by a really good school," the local cornerback said.
Wyatt now holds offers from three schools- Navy and Iowa State being the other two. Wyatt says he is blessed to have earned the scholarship but is determined to continue to work on his game to hopefully bring in more.
With so many stressful days and long nights going into the college decision process many student-athletes primarily focus on a school's football program as well as it's education.
However, Wyatt says that his relationship with the coaching staff is just as important as the other two factors, and his rapport with the SMU coaches has strengthened over the course of their mutual interest.
"I'm really close with the defensive coordinator," Wyatt said. "We've got a good connection going on. Me and Coach Mason, we email each other every day."
Wyatt took a visit to the Hilltop a couple weeks ago and says that he enjoyed being on campus. While at SMU, Wyatt got to meet one of the Vice Presidents of the university which he says was a nice opportunity.
The defensive back says that his great-grandmother graduated from SMU many years ago. When he broke the news of his scholarship offer, she was elated to say the least.
"She almost fell out of her wheelchair," Wyatt said.
Mason told Wyatt that he would be able to play cornerback or safety for the Mustangs. At 6-foot-1, 180-pounds and a 4.41 40-yd dash time, Wyatt thinks he could excel at either position.
Wyatt plans to make his college decision at some point during the summer. Next season, Wyatt wants to show that he will be bringing an attitude and style of play that nobody else can offer.
"Nobody out there has more heart, plays harder than me or is as competitive as me," Wyatt said. That's my mindset on the field every time. Football means everything to me. I love the game with everything I got. I give 120 percent."
Wyatt Receives SMU Offer
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