With good size and 4.3 speed, Wylie East defensive back Jordan Wyatt looked very attractive to SMU recruiters. And the Mustangs looked good to Wyatt.
So good in fact that the defensive back gave SMU a verbal
commitment, and up to this point, his word is still true.
"My commitment is still good," Wyatt said. "I've kind of taken my mind off recruiting and started to focus solely on football so it's pretty solid still."
SMU defensive coordinator Tom Mason talks to Wyatt on a weekly basis, wishing him luck before each of his football games. Wyatt isn't sure if Mason will make it to any of his games but he plans to take a trip to the Hilltop pretty soon.
"I'm going to one of the SMU games towards the end of October," Wyatt said. "I'm going to have to set up my official visit with Coach Mason, but it should be some time this month."
Wyatt will be hosting a number of visitors at his game this coming Friday. Wyatt says Houston, Tulsa and Oklahoma State have all been contacting him as of late and plan to make the trip to Wylie East.
This year, Wyatt has been focusing on taking his talent to new heights. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound athlete describes himself as a playmaker but he is striving to play at a level different from every other high schooler he takes the field with.
"I don't want to play as a high school player," Wyatt said. "I want to up my game to be at a collegiate level so I'm trying to get better and better each week. I want to do what the coaches tell me to do but I also want to make more plays for the team. I'm a playmaker."
Wyatt's team is currently 2-3 with two of the three losses coming by a margin of just one point. But in assessing his individual performance, few would say the defensive back has not performed well.
"So far I have 47 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble, two blocked PAT's, a sack, a kickoff returned for a touchdown and two tackles for loss," Wyatt said. "It's been a great start but I'll try to get better as the season goes on."
Wyatt has also made a big impact on offense. Through five games, he's caught 14 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns. In Wylie East's big win over rival Wylie on Friday night, Wyatt had a true break out game, recording five catches for 216 yards and two touchdowns.
Even with three losses, Wyatt is optimistic about his team's chances of getting to the playoffs.
"We still have a good chance, we're 1-1 in district, but anything can happen," Wyatt said. "We still have five games to play. I still believe in this team, and I know what we can do so we can still make the playoffs."
Wyatt Still Solid
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