One of those programs who could be set to offer Patterson during his senior season is Penn State. The Nittany Lions are aware of him and have been in steady contact, the player says. He could be an interesting option along the defensive line for the program.
Patterson said that he is having steady contact with Penn State assistant coach Larry Johnson. He told FightOnState.com that things are going well when they talk.
"His biggest thing is he wants to ‘see' me and just take thing from there," Patterson said. "But he likes me a lot."
The defensive tackle will be seen a lot this summer. He has already been to camps at Wake Forest, N.C. State and North Carolina. In a few weeks, he will attend the famed Friday Night Lights camp at Florida.
In a couple weeks, he will be heading down to South Florida for a visit with the Big East school and he thinks he will walk away with more than a postcard.
"The next up to pull the trigger and offer me will most likely be South Florida," Patterson said.
Patterson already holds a growing offer list including Buffalo, Central Florida, Duke, Marshall, Maryland, Wake Forest and Wisconsin. He said that Wake Forest is showing him the most love right now among all his offers. The player receives emails and calls from the program every day.
But right now, the process is wide open for Patterson.
"No leaders right now. [I'm just] staying very open," Patterson said.