Patterson, Johnson talk WKU visits

Three-star prospects Avery Patterson and Justin Johnson were two of several 2014 targets that received visits from WKU coaches on Sept. 9.

Western Kentucky coaches are on the road visiting their top targets this week (and for some recruits, their families too.)

Two prospects who received visits on Sept. 9 are three-star guard Avery Patterson and three-star forward Justin Johnson.

Johnson and his family hosted WKU head coach Ray Harper in their home for lunch, asking Harper questions about Johnson's potential future as a Hilltopper.

"They asked if I was to get hurt, how would they (WKU) help me out," the senior forward said. "Just some questions like that, it went good."

Boston College also visited Johnson that afternoon, but saw him at his workout instead of in-home.

The three-star prospect said Miami (Ohio) will see him on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and Auburn coaches will see him on Wednesday.

He has dates set to visit the Redhawks on the Sept. 21 weekend, WKU on the Sept. 28 weekend, and Boston College on the Oct. 5 weekend.

Johnson also plans to visit Providence and Auburn, but dates for those haven't been scheduled yet.

Topper assistant coach David Boyden visited Patterson at his workout on Sept. 9.

"It was good, got a chance to speak after workouts," the three-star guard said. "We talked about the school, me coming up to see it, how I looked at it."

Patterson said he appreciates the effort Boyden showed to visit him on the first day of the fall recruiting period.

"It tells me that I'm their guy," he said.

More coaches will see Patterson this week, he said, although he wasn't sure exactly who will be there or on which days.

Both WKU and Tulane are visits he's scheduled at this point, with WKU's planned for the Oct. 26 weekend.

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