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Pullman wins over Patmon during WSU official

RECEIVER DEZMON PATMON is a big city kind of guy. Having lived in San Diego his whole life, he’s used to the noise and big buildings. So, you’ll understand why it was a bit of a culture shock when he was out on the Palouse for his official visit this weekend. What did the No. 15 WR on the west coast think of Pullman? Is he still high on the Cougs? Will he end up in crimson next season?

Patmon, rated three stars and the No. 75 WR in the country by, didn’t mince words when asked about his Pullman visit. It was one heck of a trip, he told

“It went great,” Patmon said. “I’m from San Diego and this was way different. This was rural Washington, with the entire city focused around the college. I loved that. Growing up as a city boy, I’ve actually always wanted to experience something like Pullman where everything is close together. I really liked the city.”

As much as Patmon enjoyed Pullman, he was even more impressed with the WSU campus, specifically Martin Stadium and the new Football Operations Building.

“We met the Athletic Director Bill Moos and when he was at Oregon, he built up their facilities,” Patmon said. “Then he came here and did the same. WSU takes pride in having one of the best facilities in the Pac-12. I’ve only been to Boise State and San Diego State for visits, but with Washington State, man those facilities are definitiy great.”

DURING HIS VISIT Patmon had the chance to spend some quality time with the WSU staff. This included head man Mike Leach

“Coach Leach is different,” Patmon said with a laugh. “This is my second time meeting him and he definitely knows what he’s talking about. He won the National Coach of the Year when he was at Texas Tech and just won Pac-12 Coach of the Year. His resume speaks for itself.”

This fall, the 6-4, 200-pound outside receiver hauled in 53 receptions for 670 yards and five touchdowns. 

“With Washington State, their offense is designed for a wide receiver like me,” Patmon said. “As a wide receiver or a quarterback, there’s not much more you can ask for in a offense.”

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In addition to WSU, Patmon holds offers from Boise State, Cal, SDSU, Colorado, Colorado State, Utah State and others. The Patrick Henry High senior said he’s planning on taking visits to Colorado State and Utah State later this month. He’s also hoping to make his decision either at the end of the month or in early January.

“I have high interest in WSU right now,” Patmon said. “I’ll always have high interest because they were my first offer. That showed me that they believe in me. In order to make my decision, I need to experience the school environment first. That’s why I want to take all of my visits before making a final decision.”

Patmon added that his mom and dad will also play a role in his commitment. Both parents were in Pullman this weekend.

“My mom has been my official visits to Boise State and WSU,” Patmon said. “This was the first one my dad went on. Honestly, they loved it. It was just a different experience for them and they got along well with the coaches. They really liked the college experience. On these trips, you get spoiled a little bit and they definitely enjoyed that.”


Have you missed any of our official visit recaps from the weekend? Check out the links below to get caught up: 

• DB Robert Taylor: Family connections lead Robert Taylor to WSU

• DL Lyric Bartley: Lyric Bartley talks WSU visit/commitment

• WR Trevon Bradford: WR Trevon Bradford talks about WSU official visit


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