Patterson visiting; LB interested in Cards

Milton Patterson, a hard-hitting linebacker from College Park-Banneker (GA), is making the rounds to college junior days. Last week, the 6-0, 225-pound Patterson visited Auburn. This week, he's headed to Louisville and he plans to follow that trip with a visit to Florida State.

Milton Patterson, a hard-hitting linebacker from College Park-Banneker (Ga.), is making the rounds to college junior days. Last week, the 6-0, 225-pound Patterson visited Auburn. This week, he's headed to Louisville and he plans to follow that trip with to Florida State.

"I've got high interest in Louisville," Patterson said. "Me and my quarterback (Justin Chapman) are coming up there to view the campus and get to know the coaches. I'm interested in Louisville because I like the former players that have been there and the prestige of the team."

Louisville has been filling Patterson's mail box full with correspondence and that effort via mail has paid off for the Cardinals.

"I've talked to the lady in the recruiting office and I've gotten a lot of mail from them," Patterson said. "In a week I get mail from Louisville three or four times. Louisville sends stuff the most frequent and next is Alabama and Auburn."

Patterson received solid feedback from Auburn, who invited him back for their summer camp in July, last week on his visit. Besides Auburn and Louisville, Patterson has interest in Florida State, Alabama, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, LSU, and Virginia Tech.

"Besides Florida State I plan to attend Alabama and Auburn's summer camps and I'm thinking about going to Notre Dame," Patterson said.

While it's still early in the recruiting process for Patterson, who recorded 120 tackles and 3.5 sacks as a junior, the talented linebacker knows what he's looking for in a potential school.

"Campus-life, the atmosphere of the campus, the facilities, the coaches and the fan support," Patterson said. "I'm looking for a strong defensive team and for my coaches to be very head strong to get me ready for the season."


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