Final five for Scout 100 DE?

Natrez Patrick has been a hot name on the recruiting trail for about 12 months now. Florida offered first early in 2013 and Patrick has started to focus on five schools...

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Florida offered first and the Gators are still in play for Scout 100 defensive end Natrez Patrick.

He is down for five schools - for now.

"My five are Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Florida in no order," said Patrick. "I think my list will stay that way, but it definitely could change. I still have some visits to take."

Patrick hopes to take his first visit to Clemson in the near future. He has been in regular contact with the CU coaches and he wants to see what Tiger football is all about.

The school the 6-foot-3, 230 pound end recently visited was Georgia. He has tripped to Athens numerous times, but he saw something different this time.

"I got to meet the new defensive staff and that was great. I have started to develop new relationships with the new defensive coaches at Georgia and I like them.

"Bryan McClendon is my recruiter, but I am talking with Coach [Tracy] Rocker and Coach [Jeremy] Pruitt now too.

"I like their intensity and the players played with it too on the practice field. I think they will do a great job."

Patrick has also visiting Alabama and Auburn in 2014. Both schools continue to impress the No. 9 end in the country.

"I am close with Dallas Warmack (Alabama commit), so I have been over to Alabama with him a lot," said Patrick. "I am going to make my own decision, but he is in my ear about Bama sometimes.

"I like the way Alabama does things and it is just fun for me overthere. It is a great program.

"Auburn is a great place to be too. I like their fans and just the college atmosphere there. Coach [Rodney] Garner is a great guy and I love him. He and I talk a lot."

Florida was one of the first schools Patrick visited a year ago and the Gators offering first still stands out to him.

"How can you forget that first offer," Patrick said. "Florida is a school I still like and they still have high interest from me."

A decision is not likely this summer, but the star out of Atlanta (Ga.) Mays does not plan to go all the way until signing day either.

"I want to take a few official visits early, then have a decision by the middle of the season. It is a big decision, but I think I will be ready by then."

Patrick's next visit will be to UGA when he attended their spring game April 12.

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