The move from Georgia to Texas apparently hasn't hurt the recruitment of the 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback Patrick Witt. Now at Wylie (Texas) High School, the talented signal caller found out about the first scholarship offer yesterday evening.
However, the offer didn't come from in the state of Texas or from the SEC. Witt's first scholarship actually came from the Big Ten when he spoke with his recruiting coach from up North.
"I got an offer from Wisconsin last night," Witt said. "I spoke with coach Paul Chryst and he said he's getting it in writing for me, but he said just to know that I have an offer from Wisconsin."
Witt says that the first offer is always something special. However, he's keeping himself open before he starts taking unofficial visits.
"You know, there is sentimental value there," Witt said. "The first one to come through shows a lot about them having faith in me and my abilities. I like Wisconsin a lot and it would be a great fit. I'm looking forward to a visit there.
"I just can't say I have a top list of schools right now. I'm open to all of them and I'm researching each one to see what they're about along with their depth charts."
Witt says that Indiana, Rice, Oklahoma, Duke, and several others are showing heavy interest in him.
"Oklahoma's coach, Josh Heupel, is supposed to come down this week to see me," Witt said. "There have been a lot of others that have been by too."
Summer camps are the next order of business for Witt.
"I'm planning on sitting down with my coach along with my dad to hammer out a rough schedule of where I want to go," he said. "We're probably going to head up to Indiana's camp, Duke, Clemson, Texas Tech, Rice, and some others."