Patterson is 5-11 174 pounds and has run the 40 in as low as 4.39 seconds. He is an incredibly explosive athlete who also boasts a vertical of 35". Patterson has also recorded a pro shuttle time of 4.01 seconds. With these measurables he could help the Owls in any number of positions. The Owls need to replace players at the slot position and at cornerback so Patterson is a candidate for both.
The Rockwall athlete was the other half of District 10-5A's best pass and catch combination. Patterson was on the receiving end of 68 passes from Rockwall's District Offensive MVP QB Braden Smith. He racked up 842 yards receiving with 7 touchdowns. He was a unanimous pick for 1st Team 10-5A All District.
So where will Patterson play at Rice? The coaches recruited him as an "athlete". They really like his versatility and will try him on both sides of the ball. He was being recruited by Tulane, SMU, Air Force, Middle Tennessee State, Army and Rice.
He becomes Rice's 14th known commitment.