You could call the move from the Southeast to the state of Texas a success so far for quarterback Patrick Witt. Witt, who has yet to step on the field in a game for his new high school, Wylie, has picked up offers at a record pace since moving over to the Lone Star state.
Witt, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound gunslinger, has been busy with visits making his way to Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech recently. Now, one of those three teams have made an offer which is heating up the early race for his services.
"Texas Tech recently offered me," Witt said. "I went their for their camp for also an unofficial visit. They were impressed with me and coach Sonny Dykes told me afterwards that they were offering. They've got a great program in the Big 12 and they're contenders. Also, once I got on campus, meeting the coaches, seeing the facilities, it just blew me away."
Purdue also joined the mix recently but Witt says he'll have to see their program before giving them his current feelings.
"I know they've recently produced some NFL quarterbacks, but I'm just not extremely familiar with them yet. I know their offensive coordinator was down in Florida with Steve Spurrier when he was there but I can't comment on the campus because I haven't been there yet."
He'll get that chance to check out not only Purdue, but also Wisconsin and Indiana when he makes his trip North around June 18.
So does Witt have a team or a group leading the pack?
"No, not at this point," Witt said. "WIth the recent offers from Tech and Purdue, it raises more questions and makes the decision that much harder. I can't say I have any big leading teams. I just really don't know right now."
Witt says that he doesn't plan to wait for a long period of time to commit, but isn't quite ready just yet. He says he'd like it to be "sooner than later." He's also waiting to see what happens with the two other programs he just visited - A&M and Oklahoma.
"Out of those two, I would expect an offer from A&M depending on how the other quarterbacks are feeling about them," Witt said. "I know they've offered two other guys, but it sounds like they've got high interest in a lot of schools."
UTEP, Tulsa, Tulane, and Baylor have also offered.