Justin Wyatt is committed to Ohio University.
"Everybody was congratulating me today," the senior receiver said of Collins Hill (GA). "Teachers had my newspaper articles up in their classrooms and everything. It was a fun day."
Wyatt made the call on Monday evening after discussing his future with Jordan Reid, a friend and freshman receiver at Ohio.
"Jordan was telling me about [Ohio] and I thought it may be where I wanted to play," Wyatt admitted. "I knew there was only one spot left at receiver, and if I didn't commit, it could belong to someone else."
Wyatt initially planned to wait on two final offers before making his verbal commitment, but decided to commit to the school most committed to him.
"I was going to call UCF and Minnesota to see where I was with the offers. If they didn't offer on the spot, I planned to commit to Ohio," Wyatt explained. "Then, I decided not to make those calls. Ohio wants me and I want to play for them."
Wyatt plans to contribute to an offense that he's grown to love. "I really like the offense at [Ohio]," he said. "The game against Penn State made them my number one school. At first, it was between Ohio and Cincinnati, but I hadn't heard from them since their offer.
"Ohio stuck with me. They talked to me so much that I began to fall in love so much more."
As an integral part of his offense at Collins Hill, Wyatt has been told he'll have the opportunity to play a similar role at Ohio.
"They're losing three receivers," he said of the 2013 class. "They want me to play as a freshman. I want to go my four years, get my degree and play all four years.
"I can be another key weapon to add into the offense," Wyatt said. "The other two receivers left are great athletes. I can be another major part to add to the attack offense."
Wyatt is currently working with the Ohio coaching staff to schedule an official visit this fall. "I want to get up there to see a game," he said. Assistant Coach Tim Albin will visit Wyatt at Collins Hill next Tuesday.
With nearly a year ahead of him before taking the field at Ohio, Wyatt is focused on getting prepared and ready to play.
"I'm ready to play now," Wyatt said. "The fans have been talking to me all week. All I can say is, 'Go Bobcats!'"