Jarrett Patterson

3-star OL Jarrett Patterson Checks Out Washington State

Mission Viejo (Calif.) three-star offensive lineman Jarrett Patterson hit double-digits on offers and hopes more could be coming his week this spring...

Mission Viejo (Calif.) offensive lineman Jarrett Patterson is up to ten offers.


And the three-star hopes the spring brings more offers his way.

"I have offers from Fresno StateNevadaHawaiiConnecticutWashington StateSan Jose StateUNLVIowa StateColorado State and New Mexico," said Patterson.

Patterson visited Washington State this week and the Cougs are doing well for him.

"The Washington State visit was absolutely amazing," said Patterson.  "We flew into Pullman Wednesday evening and then drove to the university where we met Coach (Clay) McGuire and Coach (Dave) Nichol who took us to Coach (Mike) Leach's office. We then met with him and talked for a while about the program and how it is on the rise. The next day, we met with Coach McGuire who took us on a tour through their brand new six story football complex. We saw the locker room and equipment room and they had all their jersey combinations laid out and game helmets. We also saw the food they served at training table and the weight room. We got to meet the strength coaches along with the rest of the coaching staff and they were really excited to have me."

Then came more visits of the campus.

After, Coach (Gordy) Anderson took us on a campus tour where we met with academic supervisors and a professor who taught a major I am interested in. After all that, Coach Anderson took us to the press box and the new suites they built and we hung out in there before having lunch. My dad and I had lunch with three of Washington State's offensive lineman and they answered all of our questions about the program. They said a lot of great things about Coach McGuire and Coach Leach and they really hope I decide to go there in the future."

Patterson said the offense at WSU has caught his attention, thanks largely to the offensive line.

"They have really turned the program around in the past few years and anchor their high scoring offense and were all great guys to be around," said Patterson.

Patterson got to spend more time with McGuire then watched practice.

"After lunch, we sat in Coach McGuire's office where he showed us the practice schedule and their offensive schemes. We were then able to watch practice and see how high paced it was. The coaches are all very competitive along with the players which makes practice a lot of fun. They really get after it in the scrimmage at the end of practice."

Patterson said Pullman wowed him.

"What was amazing about Pullman is how the community rallies around the school," said Patterson. "Everywhere you go you see Washington State's Cougar logo hung up, which makes it a true college town. I was blown away by how new their facilities are and how they take great care of the players there."

Patterson has visited a handful of schools and will also check out more.

"I have been to Fresno State, Duke, UConn, Nevada, San Jose State, Arizona State and plan on going to UCLA in the next week," said Patterson.

Patterson is hearing from Duke and UCF from schools that haven't offered but its another school from the South he's always liked.

"My favorite school growing up was Miami because that is where I was born and raised," said Patterson.

Patterson said five schools are standing out.

"My top five is Washington State, Fresno State, Nevada, San Jose State and Iowa State," said Patterson.

The 6-5, 280-pounder said all schools are recruiting him as an offensive tackle.

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