"They recruited me from day one."

Tyler Patmon, 5-11, 170 cornerback from Cedar Park-Vista Ridge, Texas, made approximately 65 tackles, nine broken-up passes, two interceptions and one fumble recovery in 2008. He was named All-District. Why Kansas?

Additional facts: Tyler Patmon earned varsity letters in track (4) and football (2); plans to major in Business; DOB: 1/26/91; parents are Todd and Shawn Patmon.

Strengths: "I think I'm best at man-to-man coverage and not being scared to come up and make a tackle." 265 bench, squat 385

Needs work: "I think I'll be fine with my covering and tackling. I need to put on a few more pounds and adjust to the college-level speed."

Recruiting coach/relationship: "Coach [Steve] Tovar recruited me for Kansas. We've been talking since March of last year. At the beginning of the season, we talked every week. He came down here about four times. We have a real good relationship."

Expected to redshirt?: "I think I have a great opportunity to go in and play for a rising program in the Big 12. But if I came in and redshirted, that would be great too. I could get stronger, better and faster. Either way would make me happy."

Why Kansas?: "The reasons I picked Kansas is because they were one of the first schools to recruit me. They recruited me from day one. They are one of the best schools in the Big 12. I went up there and liked it a lot. I think it's the best place for me and my family."

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