2009 WR Earning Offers

Wide receiver Jamal Patterson will undoubtedly be rated one of the top prospects in the Peach State in the class of 2009. He already holds several impressive offers and more should be on the way.

Jamal Patterson checks in at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5-seconds. He currently holds offers from Central Florida, North Carolina, Purdue, South Carolina and Troy.

"I'm hearing from pretty much every school in the SEC and ACC," said Patterson. "My coach said after the bowl games a lot of schools might be offering me. That'll be in January or February. Some of those might be Georgia, Florida State, Clemson, Michigan State and Alabama."

On the year the junior from Henry County High School in McDonough, Georgia caught 44 passes for 933 yards and 11 touchdowns. He feels his game improved a lot this season.

"I improved my route running ability, my ability to separate from defensive backs, my speed and my quickness," he said. "I did a lot of ball drills to improve my hand-eye coordination too. Our team finished 10-2 and we won the region for the first time.

"Next year our team's goal is the win the state championship and my individual goal is to get 1,000-plus receiving yards and 15-plus touchdowns."

An excellent student, academics will be a big factor for Patterson down the road.

"I have a 4.56 grade point average so academics are going to be very important. School tradition is going to be big too. I'd like to major in psychology."

While he hasn't received an offer from Wake, the Deacons are right in the mix. "I get mail from Wake Forest every day. I was actually scheduled to catch a game up there but we had a playoff game that Saturday. I'd like to get up there sometime to see what its like."

Patterson told Deacon Sports he does not have any favorites at the moment.


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