Super Sophomore Wyatt Visits

Wylie East wide receiver Jared Wyatt talks about SMU and more inside!

Wylie East sophomore wide receiver Jared Wyatt got to hang out with the big guys last weekend.

Wyatt visited SMU with his brother Jordan – a senior defensive back at Wylie East already committed to the Mustangs.

"When I came, SMU showed me nothing but love," the 6-foot-3, 175-pound 2016 prospect said. "I hadn't really gotten much interest from schools yet but coming into SMU, the coaching staff, they showed me a lot of love so that was a great experience."

Quarterback Garrett Gilbert and the Mustangs, who successfully rallied back from 21 points to secure their second conference victory of the year, gave Wyatt a show that he won't soon forgot.

"Just to see the college atmosphere, seeing how fast the game is and just seeing how everything works at the next level, that was my favorite part of the visit," Wyatt said.

Still a youngster, Wyatt said that SMU didn't talk to him about extending an offer or its level of interest in his recruitment at this point. Wyatt has not been officially assigned a recruiter but did chat with defensive coordinator Tom Mason while on the Hilltop amongst others.

"Coach Mason knew who I was since him and Jordan had been hooking up," Wyatt said. "I met some of the other coaches and they told me they had been hearing about me, and they've been catching up."

Although he's got quite a bit of time left in school, his experience on the Hilltop has Wyatt flirting with the idea of following in his brothers footsteps.

"Like I said, the atmosphere was crazy," Wyatt said. "I can personally see myself being at SMU and playing at SMU. It was just a great experience for me."

Focusing on the present, Wyatt doesn't take lightly the opportunity to take the same field as his older sibling in each game this year.

"Going out every game knowing that my brother is building me up and knowing that this is his final year, it really motivates me to make sure that his senior year goes out with a bang," he said. It's been a great experience. Most people don't get the chance to play with their brothers or any of their family members and getting to play with my brother is a true blessing."

The Raiders are trying to win their fifth consecutive game this weekend in a matchup versus McKinney loaded with playoff implications.

"We've been playing good ball lately," Wyatt said. "Our very first district game we lost by a point and that really drove us to get better. From that game on we've been locked in. The offense has been clicking, the defense has been clicking so it's been great."

Wyatt has grabbed 30 balls, churning out just over 700 yards and nine touchdowns thus far into his sophomore season. He gives all the credit to the people around him who have contributed to his progression.

Wyatt's goals are to reach the 1,000-yard marker before the end of this season and then to break his old record each season after.

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