Nick Patterson is having an outstanding senior season. "We are still playing," said Patterson. "We play in the State Championship game this weekend. I have 44 receptions for 758 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. On defense, I have 73 tackles and one interception."
Recruiting has also been on Patterson's mind lately. "I just talked to coach Walters from Notre Dame and I set a visit there for Jan. 16. I'm also visiting Ohio State on Dec. 5, Missouri on Dec. 12, Wisconsin on Dec. 19, and UCLA on Jan. 9."
Patterson says he plans to take all five of his visits. "I'm pretty sure I'll take all five. I won't say never, but I want to take a look at all five of them."
We asked Nick why he decided to set a visit to Notre Dame. "They were one of my favorite schools from the beginning. Coach Walters told me to be patient and the offer finally came. Coach Walters kept reassuring me that I was one of their top targets. I like Coach Walters, he's honest. I like his experience. My Dad really likes his experience. He's coached a long time, and in the NFL. I also like coach Willingham a lot."
Comments: The Irish should have a legitimate shot at Patterson. We knew Patterson liked the Irish from the very beginning. We think Notre Dame will be tough to beat if he takes all five of his visits.