It was estimated that traveling through the nine day satellite camp journey, Jim Harbaugh and his staff got to see around 6,000 football players. That type of exposure can be the key in getting the prospect’s name out there and displaying his arsenal on the field.
One prospect very eager to showcase what he had to offer was San Diego (Calif.) Henry junior wide receiver Dezmon Patmon. The talented California wide out hopes to have made enough of an impression to earn an offer from his dream school, the University of Michigan.
“It went pretty good,” Patmon told The Michigan Insider. “I got to meet hopefully my future head coach Jim Harbaugh. If Michigan offered, then they would definitely be put on top, but it went pretty good to see all the coaching staff out here.”
Briefly interacting throughout the camp experience, it turns out Harbaugh actually knows more about Patmon than originally thought.
“Coach Harbaugh knew that my uncle (DeWayne Patmon, who went on to play for the New York Giants) went there, so we talked a little bit about that and Coach Jedd Fisch we were talking a little about it too,” Patmon said.
“I’m going to go follow him on Twitter, so we can hit it up a little bit. They are not really allowed to recruit at the camp right now, so I was just saying I was going to follow him on Twitter, so maybe we could talk after.”
The 6-4, 205-pound standout showcased his versatility at the camp and wouldn’t mind being moved around offensively at the next level either.
“Coach could put me anywhere,” said Patmon. “I mean honestly I could play any position wide receiver, free safety, returner. I mean I could even play backup quarterback if they needed me to.”
At the moment, Patmon currently holds eight offers and sits as one of the top wide outs in the West for the 2016 class, but is hearing from two of his top five schools the most at this time.
“I’m probably hearing the most from Washington State and Boise State, who has offered and were the last offer, so they are talking a lot,” added Patmon. “I mean a lot of them are talking all pretty evenly.”
Still, Patmon is in the waiting process and is hoping the Wolverines saw enough of him to extend an offer, which would impact his recruiting process greatly.
“My biggest factors all depends because if Michigan offers, then I would commit there,” said Patmon. “I mean my uncle went there, so I would definitely choose them. I grew up a Michigan fan and been one since I was a little kid. I went to go watch my uncle play, so it has always been Michigan.”
Patton finished his junior campaign with 15 touchdowns, 900-receiving yards and 43 receptions and is looking to further show coaches what he has to offer as he trips to several other schools.
"I’m going to a Washington State camp, but not to compete, but just to talk to the coaching staff,” said Patmon. “(California) Berkeley, I’m pretty sure I’m going back up there this summer. I don’t think I have anything else scheduled.”