So what's this Californian doing
"Most people through the whole
recruiting process were wondering why I'd want to come out there all the way
Patton finished his redshirt sophomore season at CCSF with 12 sacks, 70 tackles, and two fumble recoveries, earning himself all-conference honors in the Coast Conference. He was a big-time get for UCLA coming out of Oakland Tech, where he was a high school all-American.
But returning to the Division I level isn't enough for Patton, he wants to make an impact.
"That's what the plan is from the get-go," Patton said. "That's what they brought me here for – to play."
The 6-foot-3, 290 pounder, is versatile, he can play both inside and outside on the defensive line and is pushing for playing time.
"I wanted to come to
Last October, Patton took his
official visit to
Patton said what he witnessed didn't discourage him; he made his college decision based on potential.
"I'm a believer," Patton said. "All we have to do is have a breakthrough season and make more people believers. Some people doubt us, but we believe in each other."