Tyler Patrick is the first receiver to commit to Kansas in the class of 2014. The 6-0, 175 pound receiver out of The Woodlands (TX) was sold on Kansas after a solid visit, when he participated in one of the Jayhawks summer camp sessions.
One thing that stands out is that the staff thinks highly of Patrick and likes him a lot. They like him so much so that they told him to come to Lawrence, expecting to compete for playing time immediately. The staff is to the point about the Jayhawks' wide out deficiencies.
"They said I can compete for time immediately at receiver," Patrick told Scout.com's Randy Withers. "They are going to try me at the outside receiver. They think I'm big and fast enough to do it. If that doesn't work, they'll put me in the slot, like a Wes Welker-type."
Patrick will have a golden opportunity to make a big impact, as he adds to a class that is shaping up nicely in the very early stages. His skill set will compliment the rest of the class, which features three defensive players, two offensive linemen and a superstar running back in Trevohn Wrench.
Patrick believes he will bring a lot to the table when he arrives in Kansas in 2014.
"Explosive," Patrick told Withers. "That's what I bring. Not only am I going to be a solid receiver, I can make some big plays as a return man. I played defense last year, and I could help in the nickel if they need it. I'm explosive and versatile."