UCLA Makes Run at DB/ATH Patterson

One of the nation's top athletes that remains available, <b>Nick Patterson</b> from Missouri, will be taking his final official visit this weekend. Upon returning, Patterson hopes to have a decision made quickly...

For Nick Patterson, 6-2, 200, Florissant (Missouri) Hazelwood Central, he could not even have imagined growing up as a kid to not play football at the University of Missouri. However, that scenario has became a bit cloudy now that the prestigious Ohio State Buckeyes and UCLA Bruins have joined the party, but Missouri still stands in great shape.

"My mother wanted me to take one more official visit, and I'll be taking it this weekend to UCLA," said Patterson. "I'm looking forward to the warm weather. I then plan to come back and make a decision quickly afterwards."

After his initial trip to Ohio State, Nick's dreams growing up seemed so distant. However, his visit to Missouri quickly changed that perception.

"I had an excellent visit to Missouri. Really, after I got back I thought I'd probably just decide between Missouri and Ohio State, but I'm glad I'm taking one more trip to give me a better overall picture. It was just a special weekend in Columbia, and they really have some momentum with who they are signing from within the state. This is really going to be a tough decision."

Patterson originally had planned to visit both Wisconsin and Notre Dame, but canceled those visits and is no longer considering them.

TheInsiders.com will have the news for you as soon as Nick makes his decision.

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