Big schools offering early

The class of 2015 looks to be a very strong one at the top in the state of Georgia and one of the top sophomores has already reeled in four scholarship offers. Find out about this explosive play-maker here.

Georgia offered first a few weeks ago, then came Auburn and South Carolina, and on Sunday Florida pulled the trigger.

Natrez Patrick is an elite athlete out of Mays High School and this 6-foot-3, 230 pound sophomore is on track to be a national recruit.

He finished with 126 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, and 13 sacks in 2012 and his offer list is growing early in 2013.

"It is an unreal feeling and I am still in shock right now about these offers," Patrick told Scout. "When Georgia offered me I was surprised and I didn't know what to think when I found about these other offers."

Florida is the most recent school to offer Patrick and he will be down to check out UF soon.

"My mom actually called Coach [Derek] Lewis on Sunday to ask about the visit next weekend and he told her about that and that I have an offer from them. I was not expecting that at all. I have not talked to Coach Lewis or anyone from Florida yet, but I will do all that this weekend when I go down there."

Patrick does not know much about Auburn or South Carolina yet other than what he has seen out of them on TV, but he does know about Georgia being they are close to home.

"My household is all about Georgia and I have always liked Georgia, so I know a lot about their program. They have been showing me a lot of love too. I have been talking to Coach [Bryan] McClendon and he has talked to me about the program, how they really want me to be a Dawg, how UGA would be the best place for me, and things like that. I have a lot of interest in Georgia."

It is too early for this top sophomore to have a favorite and he does not plan to rush through the recruiting process. He knows it is just starting up for him and he is worried more about his play on the field than recruiting right now.

He is working towards being the best in 2015.

"I want to be the best at anything I do, so I am going to keep working to get that," he said. "I want that No. 1 spot in recruiting two years from now, so I working towards that."

Patrick is a very explosive prospect who could project as a rush end or outside linebacker. He can run, he is very athletic, and he is high on Scout's board very early.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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