After catching 52 passes for more than 900 yards and nine touchdowns in 2010, the 6-4, 205 speedster had schools from all over the country wanting to sign him up. His start to his sophomore season hasn't done anything to diminish those thoughts.
In three games Patterson has become a one-man wrecking crew on offense and special teams. Using his 4.3 speed in the 40-yard dash he has 18 receptions for 252 yards as a wide receiver and is averaging 56.8 yards on four kickoff returns with two going for touchdowns. The longest of those covered 97 yards.
Always in the market for a big wide receiver that can stretch the defense, Auburn is one of the schools that Patterson has kept in touch with since receiving an offer from the Tigers. He said that while he has seen the campus and visited with the coaches before, he's looking forward to seeing them in action for the first time in a game.
"I'm going up there just to check out their offense," Patterson tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I just want to see how the offense runs and where I would fit into things there. I just want to see how Auburn is and then I'll go from there."
With Gus Malzahn's offense designed to run more plays and get the ball in the hands of its best players, Patterson said he's excited to see what it looks like in person.
"It's pretty good," Patterson said. "I love that they get the ball to a lot of different guys."
In addition to looking at Auburn Patterson is also considering Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Baylor and several more schools. He said at the moment there is no favorite for him and he's still open to anyone.
"I'm just looking at all the schools who have offered me," Patterson said.
Patterson is on track to graduate in December and enroll in January at the school he chooses.