Flavin Tries to Sort Through it All

With 20 scholarship offers, Patrick Flavin, the 6-7, 260-pound offensive line prospect from Illinois, is sorting through it all. He's trying to get out to visit the schools out of his area, and he talks about his visit to UCLA for the spring game...


Patrick Flavin, the 6-foot-7, 260-pound three-star offensive tackle from Benet Academy in Lisle, Ill., has seen his recruiting stock skyrocket and now has around 20 total offers.

Flavin, ranked as the No. 32 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, says he's still trying to narrow down his choices and has offers from Toledo, Baylor, Kansas, Boston College, Illinois, Kentucky, Purdue, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, Louisville, Indiana, North Carolina State, Duke, Colorado, Washington, UCLA and Ball State.

Flavin still hoping for offers from Notre Dame, Michigan and Nebraska.

"Notre Dame says I'm right in the mix," Flavin said. "I'm just waiting. I should find out for sure at the end of spring evaluations, which is next week. I'm hoping things work out or if I have to go to their camp."

He says he's also considering going to a camp at Michigan this summer as well.

"(Wolverines Offensive line) coach Greg Frey was at my school the other week and he talked to my coach," he said. "I'm supposed to call him this week."

Flavin has already visited Michigan earlier this spring as well. "They have the best facilities I've ever seen," he said.

He was also at the Nebraska Junior Day as well and is still waiting on the Huskers to offer. "They have great tradition," he said. "They're coming off a great year and I think that coach Bo Pelini has the program on the right path."

Flavin also managed to head out to the West Coast and was at the UCLA spring game. "It was really cool," he said. "It's a different environment then what I'm used to, but I really liked it.

"It's right there in Bel Air and it's a beautiful area," he said.

He says he also has a good relationship with Bruins (offensive line) coach Bob Palcic and head coach Rick Neuheisel. "I really got along well with them," he said. "I spent a lot of time with that.

"I was also impressed with the spring game," he said. "I think they'll have a good season."

Flavin says he plans to make a decision before the start of his senior season. "I just don't want it getting too hectic during my season," he said. "A lot of schools have a lot of different things to offer and I'm just enjoying learning about them."

He says he'll have a firm top five this summer. "I'll have it down mid-to-late June," he said.

"I really want to learn more about the schools outside of the Midwest," he said. "I'll probably be visiting a bunch of schools this summer. I think I'll go to Boston College and some schools in that area and I also want to visit California and some West Coast schools."

Flavin plans on majoring in history and reports a 2.9 core GPA and 25 ACT.


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