Rene Talks Pylon Performance, U-M Interest

Peterborough (Ont.) St. Peters 2016 cornerback Patrice Rene was one of the notable standouts at the Pylon 7v7 at Youngstown State. GBW spoke with him, as the Canadian standout gave his latest in his recruitment.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Peterborough (Ont.) St. Peters 2016 cornerback Patrice Rene is an intriguing defensive back prospect with his combination of size and athleticism.

He stands at 6-foot-2, 195-punds, and Saturday, he used that size to his advantage in the Pylon 7v7 tournament at Youngstown State.

"I think I did pretty well," Rene said. "I definitely have a lot things to work on. Overall, I think I had a great performance. That's what I came down here to do. I drove eight hours to come down here and compete. I think that's what I did today."

Rene's recruitment is also heating up too. He currently holds offers from Syracuse and Akron. He also is being recruited by some other notable programs.

"I would have to say Syracuse, Michigan State, Notre Dame have been on me a lot -- and Cincinnati," Rene said. "I will probably go down to Michigan State. We will be camping at Cincinnati and Buffalo. I also think we will go to Minnesota."

Michigan has also reached out to the Canadian standout.

"They want us to come down to the camp during the summer," Rene said on Michigan's interest. "I think they are pretty serious (in my recruitment). The way they have been talking to me and the way they have been talking to my coaches, I think is I go down there and show them and they see me in person, and see what I can do – I can probably get that offer."

What are Rene's thoughts on the Wolverines?

"It's pretty close to Canada," Rene said. "It's just Michigan. It's one of the biggest schools in college football history. They have a great tradition. It would be great experience to g down there and play. They brought in some great recruits this year. I think they are going to do a great job next year. I am pretty interested in them."

Rene says he would like to make his final decision after his junior season.

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