At 6-foot-5, 225-pounds, Patterson possesses the size and speed (4.6 forty) to play a multitude of positions. The Wildcats need help at defensive end and they'll lose All-SEC linebacker Micah Johnson after this season, so there are two spots that Patterson could find himself playing. Either way, Tim will fit in. "I think I've got a nose for the ball," said Patterson. "I read the guards well. I want to work on my footspeed and my quickness, though," said Patterson.
There are several programs highly interested in getting Patterson's services, including Kentucky. In the past Patterson has listed Kentucky along with Louisville, Purdue, Indiana and Cincinnati. But Patterson claims no leader. "All of my schools are even right now," said Patterson.
With Central inching towards the middle of football season, Patterson has yet to take an official visit and he hasn't scheduled any at this time. "I haven't taken any visits yet. I'm going to wait until after football season to make those decisions," said Patterson.
Kentucky has formed the beginnings of a nice pipeline from Central High in recent years with Corey Peters previously and then Ridge Wilson and Mister Cobble season from their state championship team from last season. Would that connection make a difference in his choice in school? "It might a little bit, but it won't make a big impact," said Patterson.
Last year Patterson accumulated 91 tackles, 12 for loss, two interceptions and two sacks. This season has started a little slower for the Yellow Jackets.
"We are doing okay. We could be doing better. We are 1-2 right now. We beat Ballard last week."
Tim Patterson is a three-star prospect according to Scout.com.