Alabama or FSU? Patterson Not Sure Yet

Banneker High linebacker is trying to decide whether to visit Tuscaloosa or Tallahassee this weekend.

Milton Patterson has a decision to make. And he's only got a few more days to make it.

The Banneker High standout knows that he is going to be attending the annual spring game of a high-profile program Saturday. He just doesn't know yet which one it will be.

"I haven't decided yet," Patterson told GAVSV.com Wednesday. "I am either going to Florida State or to Alabama. I have to decide soon. They are two of my top schools. If I can't make a decision soon I just may decide to go to Alabama because it's closer."

What does the 5-foot-11 and 224-pound middle linebacker like most about the two programs?

Alabama: "I like Coach (Nick) Saban. I got to meet him my 10th grade year. I like the fact that he has been in the League so he knows how to run practices like the pros. And he knows how to get guys (to the NFL)."

Florida State: "I just like the history of FSU. I have always been an FSU fan. I have never been there. I've always wanted to see the school."

This past weekend, Patterson was supposed to take a trip to Louisville to check out the Cardinals but wasn't able to make the 6 1/2-hour trip north due to inclement weather.

Patterson said he is not sure when or if he will reschedule the visit.

As for offers, the talented defender that describes himself on the field as a "vocal player that tries to be a leader" has not received an official scholarship offer yet but has been hearing from a handful of schools.

"I have gotten a lot of mail," Patterson said. "I have gotten stuff from Florida State, Illinois, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Indiana and Ole Miss."

Here's a look at Patterson in action:

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