Patterson Enjoys Visit

Alachua (FL) Santa Fe wide receiver Melvin Patterson discusses his visit with Pack Pride.

The three-star prospect tripped to Raleigh this past weekend, and he had a good time.

"It went good and I enjoyed myself," Melvin Patterson told Pack Pride. "I still haven't made a decision yet, but it was all good.

"I got to meet with some of the players on the team, and I know they are real close. All of those guys enjoy being around each other and that's important to being successful."

Before leaving Patterson had a chance to talk with Wolfpack head coach Chuck Amato.

"I enjoyed talking with coach Amato," he said. "It's great to talk with a coach as big-time as he is. He's won a couple of national championships and knows what it takes to get to that level."

Although he did enjoy himself at NC State, Patterson pointed out that he has yet to make a decision.

"I'm going to take a couple of days to think about it," he said. "I'm just going to evaluate it and decide what is best for me.

"I might go to South Florida this weekend. I have just got to see a few things and it depends on what I like. I'm just going to think about it and try to make the best decision."

Patterson, who checks in at 6-foot-3 and 210-pounds, tallied 35 catches for 710 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. Prior to his injury, the dual-threat athlete was tabbed a four-star prospect and the nation's No. 26 wide receiver according to's Mike Bakas ranked Patterson No. 27 in his recent Florida Top 100 rankings and speaks highly of the talented wideout.

"Patterson has a tremendous combination of size, strength, and toughness," said Bakas. "He beats up opposing corners all day long and catches anything thrown his direction.

"He still needs to develop an extra gear downfield and there are quicker guys off the line. He has a chance to become a big time [wide receiver] in college."

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