North Mesquite WR receiving early interest

The Red Raiders graduated 3 of their top wide receivers from the 2006 season in Joel Filani, Jarrett Hicks, and Robert Johnson. Replacing these 3 receivers wont be an easy task, but the Texas Tech coaching staff has already started to look for the top receivers in the class of 2008. One receiver they currently have their eye on is the speedy Daymond Patterson from Mesquite, TX.

WR Daymond Patterson out of North Mesquite High School is a game-breaking type of receiver. The 5'11, 170 pound receiver may not be the biggest or strongest one out on the field, but his agility and speed make him one of the more dynamic players in the state of Texas.

With his athletic ability, there are a lot of schools contacting him to get more information. He doesn't have a solid top 5, but Daymond did mention that some schools are sticking out to him already.

"Right now I'm looking at Iowa, Illinois, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas Tech the most."

North Mesquite runs a spread offense, which would make Daymond a natural fit in the wide open attack of Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach.

"The Texas Tech coaches came by my school the other day," said Patterson. "I really like Tech's offense. Any receiver would love to play in an offense where you get that many balls thrown to you."

Although having a good chemistry with the coaches and players at the school is important to Daymond, there is one other attribute that will be foremost on his mind when selecting a college.

"The most important thing to me is education. I haven't decided on a major just yet, but sports medicine or broadcasting both sound pretty good."

Daymond went to Oklahoma's junior day a few weekends ago and will be attending Oklahoma State's this coming weekend.

Daymond Patterson's junior year video:
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