Patrick, a 6-foot-3, 285 pound offensive guard, had been rumored to have committed in late March, but those reports proved to be a misunderstanding. At that time he said if a decision had to come at that moment, he'd be a Blue Devil.
Now, nearly a month later, the time is right and so is his commitment.
"The coaching staff the school are just the right fit for me. I have a great chance to play at a high level and get a great education. I really feel that it was a great choice."
"I am a physical lineman who has pretty good feet. The offense our [high school] team uses is an option style system so it's important to get off the line and finish your blocks while trying to get up field. I think that will serve me at the next level."