This fall the Hoosiers are expecting big things from Camion Patrick once he is healthy enough to get on the field, and if they get their way a second member of the Patrick family, Isaiah Patrick, will join his brother at Indiana next fall. The younger Patrick is currently at East Mississippi C.C. in Scooba, MS and he recently spoke to Peegs.com about his recruiting, and about his interest in the IU program.
Patrick currently has offers from Indiana, Florida State, Auburn, West Virginia, and Iowa State. He said that the Hoosiers are in great shape with him, and a big reason why is because his brother plays for the Hoosiers.
"I really like Indiana," he said. "It is definitely a place that is high on my list of favorites. It helps a lot that my brother is there because it means I would have someone there to help me out and someone that knows about Indiana."
The talented prospect is a running back at East Mississippi but the Hoosiers appear to like him more at wideout. He said that the staff has done a great job of communicating with him and letting him know how much they like him as a player.
"I have had communications with both Coach (Scott) Gasper and Coach (Kevin) Johns," Patrick said. "They are great and they stay in touch a lot. They make me feel very welcomed, and they are very friendly as well. We have been communicating a lot about my recruiting and my options."
Patrick, who will be a December graduate, said that when he does make his decision he is looking for a school where he feels comfortable when he is on campus.
"I am looking for a school that feels like home when I first step on the campus," he said about his factor for picking a college. "I will take into consideration the team, the coaching staff, and the school as far as the academics."
Patrick said that he has leaned on his older brother for advice on hot to handle recruiting and what to look for as he goes through the process of deciding where he will play his college football.
"He (Camion) has given me lots of advice about staying on track and keeping myself focused," the younger Patrick said when asked what his brother has told him about recruiting.
When it comes to his timetable for deciding the athletic RB/WR said he is no hurry and will take as long as he feels is necessary to make the decision that is the best one for him.
"My timetable for deciding is based on what is best for me," he said. "I want to make sure I am making the right decision, and I want to make sure I look at everything. The decision will be made in time."
This fall Patrick said he will be focused on doing everything he can on and off the field to make sure he will have a smooth transition from the junior college level to the Division I level.
"My main goals for this fall are improving my skills as a player and also focusing on my academics to make sure everything is set for me to graduate," he said. "My main goals individually are to prepare myself mentally and physically for what's ahead. My goals for my team are to continue to dominate and win games."
The East Mississippi standout said it is very exciting for him that he is so close to achieving his dream of being a major college football player.
"It is very exciting," he said about being so close to playing college football. "I am so excited to be able to move on to a D-1 school and to see what's out there for me to learn. I am ready to go to a different state and experience something new."