Four-Star WR Talks Recruiting

This Mobile product talks recruiting and his plans for the summer.

Mobile, Ala.--One of the top receivers in Alabama is continuing to see the recruiting trail heat up as teams start to focus in on top prospects heading into the summer months. Speedy Solomon Patton from Murphy High has continued to see his stock soar since the end of his junior season and now has offers from all over.

"Right now I have offers from Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Alabama, Southern Miss, Clemson, UAB, Kansas State, Duke and Tennessee," the four-star wide receiver tells Inside The Auburn Tigers.

While says he doesn't have an outright leader at the moment, the 5-9, 165 Patton says several schools have moved to the top of his list.

"I would have to say Florida, Alabama, Southern Miss, Auburn and Florida State are my favorites at the moment," he notes.

A visitor to Alabama several times during the spring, Patton says he's hoping to get a better feel for the Auburn Tigers and new coach Gene Chizik as he prepares to head into his senior season.

"I'm looking forward to going down there," Patton says. "They've got new coaches down there and I want to see what all they have in store if I choose to come to their school. I want to wait until this summer so I can go down there for a camp. I know I won't be able to make it until then because it's the end of the school year."

Planning to camp at Auburn this summer, Patton says he's also hoping to make trips to Southern Miss, Alabama, Florida and Florida State as well for camps.

Recently, Patton was one of the top performers at the Scout.com Southeast Elite Camp in Tuscaloosa. Showing explosive ability at the line of scrimmage, Patton has the top end speed to stretch the field as well. He says for him the camp was about testing himself and also learning something new to make himself a better player.

"It's always good to go to any camp," Patton says. "I got invited and it was a privilege. It's good to learn from different coaches. There could be things that you don't know, but going to a camp helps you learn even more. Then you can go back to your school and use the different techniques in a game. That's good."

A very productive player, Patton recorded over 830 yards receiving on 43 catches and scored 12 touchdowns as a junior. He also rushed for over 200 yards and totaled over 300 yards on special teams. In 2007 Patton hauled in 66 receptions for 950 yards and added nine touchdowns.


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