Long Beach Poly wide receiver Travon Patterson gave a verbal commitment to the USC Trojans tonight on the Fox Sports West 2 high school spotlight show. Patterson, who can also return punts and kicks, gives the Trojans the slot receiver they have been looking to add for the offense.
The 5-9, 170 Patterson is a member of the state level Poly track team and he combines great hands and moves to go along with that speed on the football field. Travon, ranked as the #26 receiver in the nation by Scout.com, caught 24 balls for over 600 yards with 8 touchdowns and he is also an accomplished kick and punt returner who averaged over 27 yards per punt return. Travon chose the Trojans over Oregon.
"I'll be spending the next four years at the University of Southern California. USC is one of the top programs in the nation and they have a wonderful coaching staff.
"The coaches told me to be ready to come in and compete and I've been competing at Poly for the last four years. I just have to believe in myself and come in there and work hard. The coaches tell me the thing they like the best about me is my speed and my elusiveness."
Travon runs a 10.5 100 meters and a 4.4 40.