Coffeyville's Patton hauls in first offer

A player who didn't get a lot of early attention from D-1 schools over the summer was Coffeyville WR Quinton Patton (6-0, 190), but his performance during the first month of the season has gotten the attention of at least one Big East school. caught up with the elusive wideout recently and he updated us on recruiting as well as what he does best on the football field...

Patton enjoyed a solid prep career at LaVergne (Tn.) High School and, after not qualifying, decided to head to Coffeyville mainly because that's where his mom wanted him.

"I was looking around and was down to a couple of schools, so I let her choose and she chose Coffeyville," Patton told "It has a reputation of getting guys ready for the next level and I really liked the coaches a lot and so did she."

When he arrived to start workouts with the Red Ravens, Patton started off with the defensive backs, but made the switch to wideout quickly.

"I knew I wasn't going to be able to play DB in college, but that's where I had always played so that's where I started out," Patton said. "I redshirted my first year (2008) and started all but one game last year and that was because of a minor injury (tendonitis in his knee) I had."

After As a freshman in 2009, Patton finished the season with 23 receptions for 309 yards and three touchdowns and this year he's already off to a great start hauling in 16 receptions for 365 yards and three scores.

"I am getting better at running routes and because I played DB I feel like that experience has helped me read defenses a little better and it allows me to see what they are trying to do to the offense," Patton said.

On the recruiting front, Patton hauled in his first offer last week and has a few others turning up the heat as well.

"South Florida just offered me," Patton said. "I like their offense and the way they play football. They play fast and aggressively.

"West Virginia likes me and Central Florida said they like me too. I know Tennessee State has talked to my coaches and asked for film on me too."

Patton said he plans to take his time during the recruiting process and hopes to take all of his visits before he makes his decision.

He will finish up his AA degree in December and he will have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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