By NU Athletic Communications
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QB, 6-4, 215, Wylie, Texas (Wylie HS)
Strong-armed quarterback Patrick Witt is one of two signal callers in the Huskers' 2007 recruiting class, and one of two high school standouts to enroll at Nebraska in January (also Marcus Mendoza). Witt is also one of eight Texans in the Huskers' 2007 recruiting class, representing Nebraska's largest recruiting success in the state since at least 1973. Witt played his senior season at Wylie (Texas) High School after moving from Georgia following his junior season. Witt threw for 1,846 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, while completing 57 percent of his pass attempts. He also ran for better than 330 yards and four touchdowns for Coach Bill Howard. Wylie fell just one win shy of the state playoffs and Witt was the team's MVP, while being selected as an all-district and all-region selection. Witt completed 63 percent of his passes for more than 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior at Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga. He also rushed for 250 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. Rivals.com ranks Witt as a three-star prospect, the No. 18 pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 84 prospect in the state of Texas. Scout.com ranks Witt as the No. 67 quarterback prospect in the country, while SuperPrep lists him as the 80th-best overall prospect in the state of Texas. Witt was one of Nebraska's first commitments, pledging to the Huskers last June. Witt is also a standout in the classroom, and was a first-team academic all-state selection as a senior. He only visited Nebraska, but also received strong recruiting interest from Big 12 rivals Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Oklahoma among others. Witt is the son of Gene and Kathy Witt, and was born on April 3, 1989.