The lefthanded quarterback had received quite a bit of interest from UC last year when Dan Enos was quarterback coach, but the present Bearcat staff hasn't shown much interest the last couple months. Meanwhile, J. D. Brookhart and the Akron Zips have aggressively entered the recruiting picture. Brookhart and his staff have visited with the southpaw quarterback at St. John's Jesuit and want to see him workout on their campus. The Akron camp begins Sunday, the same day as Cincinnati holds its camp. Bearcat Insider asked Sean. Sr. about the change in plans, "The Akron head coach, J. D. Brookhart, has talked to Sean, talked to Sean's high school coach, and their coordinator has talked to me. They've told us this is not just a passing interest, and they want Sean to workout and respond to their coaching. We need to go where the sincere interest is."
The Pattersons informed Ted Ginn Sr. about their change in plans and found out there is a lot more interest in Sean than they realized. Sean Patterson Sr. paraphrased the information from Ted Ginn Sr. "Ted Ginn told us that he had a bunch of requests to see Sean throw on the tour. Ironically, one of those requests was Illinois, who recently hired an Akron coach. (Jim Pry, co-offensive coordinator at Akron)."
The recruiting experience has been a trying one for the Pattersons so far, and they've made it clear that the first school to show legitimate interest by making a scholarship offer may find themselves with a commitment. Sean Sr. addressed that point. "This could all be over by Sunday, but if things don't workout at Akron on Sunday, then I'm taking Sean to Miami of Ohio to throw for Coach Montgomery on Monday." There is still a chance that Sean Jr. could rejoin the Ted Ginn Sr. Tour at that point.
The bottom line is that an on campus trip to Cincinnati has now been replaced with trips to Akron and Miami of Ohio. Bearcat Insider will continue to follow this story.