Michael Wyman

Dudley WR Michael Wyman on his commitment to South Carolina: "I'm grateful. I'm blessed, but this is only the beginning."

HSXtra.com All-Area wide receiver Michael Wyman committed to South Carolina today in Dudley High School's media center. Here's what you need to know about the consensus four-star recruit's commitment and his future:

Why he chose South Carolina: Head "Coach (Will) Muschamp and (receivers) Coach (Bryan) McClendon have been recruiting me from the beginning. They were one of my first offers. They've been showing nothing but love since Day One. ... They throw the ball a lot and they run a similar offense to what we run here, so it will be easy to make the adjustment from high school to college. That played a big role in it as well. .... Coach McClendon has been my dude since Day One. He's a family man, and he's one of the people my mom trusts."

When he made the decision: "A long time ago, but I was waiting for the right moment and making sure that I knew where I wanted to go. ... I told the coaches in person when I was on a visit, when the new football facility opened (in mid-January)."

Ending the recruiting process: "It feels like a lot of pressure is gone, but it feels like new pressure is on. ... Now the (South Carolina) fans want to see me do well on the field at all times. I'm grateful. I'm blessed, but this is only the beginning."

How strongly he considered North Carolina after Mack Brown's return as head coach: "He had a big impact. ... But South Carolina was always in the picture."

What he still wants to accomplish at Dudley: "I just want to end it on a good note, and that means a ring. We have a lot of work to put in."

Dudley coach Steven Davis on what he expects to see from Wyman as a senior: "His athletic ability is there. He needs to become a leader. He's one of the most highly recruited guys we've had come out of Dudley. Now it's his turn to give back to the younger players and lead by example. You don't have to do a lot of talking, but the way you work on the field, the way you work in the weight room and even the classroom will show a lot. ... Antonio Hall is back (as offensive coordinator) and he's running a lot of RPOs (run-pass options) on offense and that will give him a chance to get the ball in different ways besides just throwing it — jet sweeps, reverses and things of that nature."

Contact Joe Sirera at 336-373-7034, and follow @JoeSireraNR on Twitter.

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