'Noles offer versatile lineman

Florida State got this versatile lineman on their campus Saturday and they did not let him leave before offering him a scholarship.

Jeremy Patterson entered Florida State with a scholarship offer from Clemson, but he left with one from the Seminoles.

He doubled his offer total this weekend.

"Florida State offered me on the visit," said Patterson. "They told me that I have an offer from them and that I could either play defensive tackle or offensive line for them."

Patterson is a 6-foot-3, 310 pound junior out of Jesup (Ga.) Wayne County and Scout projected him as a defensive tackle after his sophomore season, but now feels he has the most upside as an offensive guard.

He is open to either position and FSU has peaked his interest.

"Florida State is a great school from what I saw Saturday. Having a teammate (Tre Jackson) there makes it even better too. I have high interest in them."

Jackson has had a lot of good things to say to Patterson about his life in Tallahassee the last two years, but one things really stood out.

"He told me that the players are very loved there. I liked that."

Florida, Georgia, and Georgia Tech are currently showing a lot of interest in Patterson.

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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