Pat Patterson is one of the top receiver prospects in the Southeast, attracting college coaches from around the region to Noxubee County High School this past spring to watch him practice.
“There were a few schools that came to watch me at spring practice,” said Patterson, who caught 72 passes for over 1400 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior at Noxubee. “The main ones I remember coming were Ole Miss, Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, and Southern Miss.”
Patterson is anxious to get his senior season started after his team lost in the Mississippi 4A state finals last season. But in the meantime he will be making a few trips this summer.
“I went to a camp at Ole Miss last week,” he said. “I think I did pretty good there. Later this summer I’m going to camps at Alabama and Southern Miss, and I might go to one at LSU.”
Unlike most prospects who aren’t quite ready to begin narrowing their list of possible colleges down just yet, Patterson says there are currently two schools well out in the lead for his services.
“LSU and Mississippi State,” Patterson stated when asked if he had any leaders. “I like Auburn and Southern Miss too, but LSU and Mississippi State are my top two right now. Mississippi State is coming around. Coach Croom is turning the program around. And LSU is just really competitive.”
The 3 star wide out went into more detail about his high interest in the Tigers.
“They send a lot of receivers to the NFL,” said Patterson, who currently stands 6’2 and 206 pounds. “They have a really good offense. I watched a few of their games last year, and they throw it around a lot. I’m a possession receiver, so I think I would fit in well with them.”
“I talked to a coach from LSU about a month ago,” he continued. “He was telling me how they feel I would fit in the offense, and how they were most likely going to be throwing the ball around even more.”
With still a few more months before he can begin using them, Patterson said he has not given much thought to his possible destinations for official visits next fall.
“I haven’t setup any visits yet,” he said. “When I do there’s a good chance LSU will get one. I’ll most likely be committing in January after I finish taking visits.”