NC State Still in the Mix For Patterson

NC State is in line to land an official visit from DT/OG Jeremy Patterson.

Jeremy Patterson (6-4, 300 pounds) will be taking at least one early season official visit but he should be on the road a lot more than that this fall.

Wisconsin is the first school that will receive an official visit from Patterson. That will be on September 7 as the Badgers' season is just getting underway and the season is still fresh. Patterson was able to work that trip into his schedule in between football and school commitments and he is looking forward to seeing what the school up north has to offer.

"I'm going up there because it's a place I can't just drive to from down here. It's a place I need to take an official to. I've talked to Coach Hammock a lot and I've heard a lot of good stuff. It seems like a pretty good school. I haven't really been up there so I don't really know," he said.

Patterson will probably take other official visits but he wants to be picky with them since he only has five at his disposal. He seems to want to take trips to schools that are far from his home with his officials.

Aside from Wisconsin he said that NC State and Florida State are the two other schools recruiting him the hardest.

"I don't know if I'll take officials to those because I can drive to those two."

The Wayne (GA) native and Jesup County senior said Ryan Nielsen has been a good representative of the Wolfpack staff. More than anything he appreciates the honesty.

"He's a good coach. He tells you straight up how it is. He told me it's a pretty good place. Good football up there, nothing else," he said.

Patterson said he has not spoken with Florida State much lately but he believes the Seminoles are still interested.

He is rated a three star prospect and the No. 32 offensive guard in the nation by

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