Totalbluesports.com, caught up with Dewayne to confirm the story.
"Yeah, I verbally committed to Washington State a couple weeks ago." Patterson said. "When I visited Washington State it just felt good. Plus, I have some friends on the team up there already which is nice."
The twist in the story is Dewayne didn't drop BYU, but BYU dropped him. Patterson, apparently, is a casualty of the BYU coaching shuffle.
"I had a visit set up for December, but BYU cancelled it and rescheduled it for Jan. 14th." Patterson said. "But then I never heard from them again. The last time I had any contact with BYU coaches was mid December."
Patterson, who was an outstanding player at Chaffey Junior College, said that if BYU had kept calling him, he would still been interested in visiting the Campus. But when he hadn't heard from them in a while, he decided to commit to Washington State.
"Maybe BYU thought that I was already going to Washington State." Patterson said. "But I'm happy with my decision and I am fully committed to WSU, and look forward to competing this fall."
Dewayne, played Safety in Junior College and looks to play the same position at WSU. His college coach said that he was intense player that played at full speed on every play.