Johnny Patrick talks about decision

This afternoon InsideTheVille.com was the first to break the news of the big verbal commitment from Scout.com three-star receiver Johnny Patrick. The 6'0, 180-pound Patrick called ITV with an update upon his return to his Deland, Florida home on Sunday evening. (Patrick Video Highlights inside)

Johnny Patrick committed to Louisville this weekend during his official visit.

Patrick, a three-star wide receiver from Florida, picked the Cardinals over NC State.

Earlier in the day, Patrick's father confirmed what many had expected.

"He committed," Patrick's father told InsideTheVille.com sunday afternoon. "His visit went great. He really liked Louisville and the school."

The standout receiver echoed his father's comments upon his return trip home.

"I committed this morning," he said. "I had breakfast with Coach Petrino and Coach Levine this morning and told them."

While he enjoyed his time throughout his trip, he said that it was watching the Cardinals practice for the Gator Bowl that left the biggest impression.

"That practice was live," he said. "It's very fast-paced and they were throwing the ball everywhere. It's a great offense to watch."

Louisville true freshman Travis Norton served as his host while in the River City.

"He let me know everything that I had questions about," Patrick said of Norton. "He's a cool guy."

As a senior, Patrick hauled in 19 catches for 312 yards and two scores, while also rushing 82 times for 783 yards (9.5 ypc) and 12 touchdowns.

While he is considering taking additional trips, Patrick described his verbal pledge to Louisville as "rock solid."

"It was between NC State and Louisville and Louisville just felt like the place for me," he said.

The following video of Patrick is a recent arrival and shows highlights from his senior season at Deland High School.

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