Shelby (NC) Crest linebacker Quinton Patterson may have been considered a sleeper on the recruiting trail but he raised quite a few eyebrows with his performance at this year's Shrine Bowl.
The 6-0, 225 pound linebacker was named defensive MVP for the North Carolina squad which was impressive given the number of four and five star players around him. On the day he finished with six tackles, two tackles for loss and a pass breakup.
Despite a coaching change at NC State, Patterson never wavered in his commitment to the Wolfpack. This past weekend he was finally able to make his official visit to Raleigh and he talked with Pack Pride about some of the things he was able to experience while at NC State.
"I got tours of the campus and got to see all the academic buildings," said Patterson. "They were telling me about the academic programs and what my major was. They were letting me know about my schedule and that was the kind of stuff that was really important to me. They were also telling me what we'd be doing as far as the weight room and stuff."
This was Patterson's first opportunity to meet and interact with the entire coaching staff at NC State so what was his impression?
"I liked all of them a lot. They're all really good people. Obviously, they've won a lot of games. I'm excited because I know they're going to make me a better player.
"Coach Huxtable, he was the coach recruiting me and I like him a lot. He's a very nice guy. He's very up front and he'll tell you how it is and I like that a lot."
Patterson was hosted by NC State DB Hakim Jones. He plans to arrive at NC State on June 26.