Four-Star OL Sees Good Fit In Auburn Offense

Big Javon Patterson discusses his recruiting and talks about his visit to Auburn over the weekend.

Petal, Miss.--A four-star offensive lineman with offers from across the nation including three new ones from Florida, Miami and North Carolina, 6-3, 304 Javon Patterson has a definite focus on the Southeastern Conference as he begins to narrow things down heading towards an early enrollment in January.

Having already visited Ole Miss and Mississippi State with a visit to Alabama coming up this weekend, Patterson visited the Auburn Tigers on Saturday to watch Coach Gus Malzahn's team scrimmage in spring practice.

Getting the opportunity to watch the offense in action as well as visit with the coaching staff and several players, Patterson said he enjoyed getting to go back to the Plains and see everything once again.

"During the season I got to go there to some games, but now I got a chance to actually see the dorm and facilities," Patterson said. "I got a great feel for it. The same thing we do in our offense, they do similar things in their offense.

"That's big coming from high school to college," he added. "It's a big step moving up, so seeing similar things in their offense that we do is big."

Javon Patterson

One of the coaches recruiting Patterson for the Tigers is veteran offensive line Coach J.B. Grimes. With the Tigers planning to sign a big group of players up front for the 2015 class, Grimes has been a busy guy this spring but Patterson said it hasn't kept the two from building a strong relationship already. That's just one of the reasons why the big lineman said Auburn has a chance to be in the running until the end for him.

"Coach Grimes is a great dude," Patterson said. "He's down to earth and a funny guy. We get along real well. He's going to tell me the truth and how things work around there.

"It was great," he added. "It was a great time for my mom to come back and see everything, get a great feel for everything and where I would be staying for college."

Planning to graduate early, Patterson said he plans to make his decision sometime later this fall around November.

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