A month later, Patterson is still excited about his visit.
"Wisconsin is a really good school and it was cool to see," Patterson told Badger Nation. "I wasn't expecting to like it so much. I even got to try some of the famous fried cheese, and it was really, really good."
Clearly he meant the cheese curds, but something so minor can be picked up along the way if he chooses Wisconsin.
"Madison is a pretty nice place to be. Even just riding around the campus and seeing the fan base is amazing. Everyone in Madison supports the football team."
The 6-3, 303-pound athlete – currently ranked the No. 37 offensive guard in the country by Fox Sports Next – was pleased with the food and fans, but also had plenty of praise left over for the coaching staff.
Patterson was not the only recruit in awe of Madison. According to Patterson, his cousin and teammate, wide receiver Krenwick Sanders, was also equally as surprised. The cousins could in fact be a package deal for the Badgers.
"We had a good time going up together," said Patterson. "Overall, it was a fun experience. We have been thinking a lot about the possibility of playing together in college."
Patterson claims to have no top list, and the only thing he's certain on is his official visit to North Carolina State on October 11.
The Badgers will have to wait to hear Patterson's decision in December, and most likely his cousin's will follow close behind. Although neither is budging on where they will end up, Wisconsin doesn't seem too far behind in this recruiting race.