Patterson, a 6-foot-3, 255-pound defensive lineman from Columbia (S.C.) Richland Northeast, has spent a lot of time in the weight room and with his playbook. He has also concentrated on becoming more of a vocal leader with his sights set on a state championship.
However, Patterson hasn't completely forgotten about his recruitment. He plans to begin to schedule official visits in November, but will take a few unofficial visits first.
"I'm going to attend some games during the season," said Patterson. "Some Auburn games, [South] Carolina games, I'd like to attend some North Carolina State games, also."
A Scout.com four-star recruit, Patterson's final ten schools consists of Maryland, Virginia Tech, N.C. State, Clemson, South Carolina, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Penn State, and Oklahoma.
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