One of the top players at his position in the country for the 2009 class, Jamal Patterson has quite the impressive list of college scholarship offers.
And while the Henry County wide receiver is of course interested in southeastern programs such as Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State and Auburn among others, he is also doing his due diligence by venturing to campuses quite a ways from home.
Recently, the four-star prospect took the long trip from McDonough to Palo Alto, Calif.
"I went out and saw Stanford," Patterson told GAVSV.com "It was a good trip."
Patterson said he was intrigued by what the Cardinal had to offer.
"I was really impressed with everything out there," he said. "Everything about the school and the program is nice."
Patterson's journey to northern California isn't his last as he is in the process of learning as much as possible about each of the schools that have extended an offer his way.
While trips to UGA or Georgia Tech or any of the ACC or SEC schools are much easier to make than those that require a five-plus hour plane ride, Patterson is quick to point out that distance is not an issue in his wide-open recruitment.
"No sir," he said. "It doesn't matter."
Patterson Back From Trip Out West
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