"The first time I came down it was all about football", said Patrick. This time I wanted to check out the academics. I was really impressed in what I found. Coach Berry told me that I was a good student but he would make me a better student. You don't hear that often from the head coach".
A native of Arlington Texas, Patrick signed out of high school with Utah State. While he redshirted his first season, he did travel with the team and learn the in's and out's of a freshman football player.
"Coach Vice recruited me to Utah State", said Dvoracek. When the entire staff got let go I felt it was time for a fresh start for me as well. The coach at Trinity called and offered me a scholarship and I took it. Looking back, it was the right decision because now I am where I really want to be".
"Playing football in Utah just wasn't the same as in the deep south, that is what I wanted to get back to".
"After I left ULM I called the coach at ISU and told him that I wouldn't be coming up next weekend, that I was committed to ULM".
Although Patrick is coming from a junior college, he will sign with this years class on February 3rd and report just like other incoming Freshman in the summer.
"Since I transferred from a Division 1 school, I must spend one full year at a juco before I can transfer to another school".
When Dvoracek does arrive he is expected to compete for a spot on the offensive line. "Coach Berry told me he want me to try at guard but if he can't find a center that he wouldn't hesitate to give me a shot there".
Patrick (6'4 330) is academically qualified, has a bench of 375, and squat in the 550 range.