November 2, 2011

Patterson getting close?

The recruiting process often boils down to a team's recruiting needs.

Sometimes a school will need three players at one position, and other times they will need just one.

Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson of Hutchinson Community College (Hutchinson, KS) seems to be that missing piece for a few schools in the SEC.

Those schools are letting him know it on a regular basis.

"Right now I hear from Ole Miss, Georgia, Tennessee, and Auburn. I hear from them a lot," said Patterson.

The South Carolina native has exploded on to the scene this year in the junior college ranks with an impressive 17 touchdowns.

At 6-foot-4 205 pounds, he is a big red zone target, but don't let the size fool you. Most of his work is done after the catch.

"My favorite route is the bubble screen. I just like to get it on the edge and do work with the screen," he said. "I'm also a kick returner."

While some players might try to temper expectations at the next level, Patterson has other plans.

"I want to try to be the No. 1 receiver," he said. "Hopefully I can make that happen."

Patterson has played his recruitment close to the vest, and has not revealed a leader at this point. He does, however, have things narrowed down.

"I'm really looking at a couple of schools right now," said Patterson.

While he wouldn't reveal the names of those schools, it has long been though that Georgia and Tennessee make up his top two.

Patterson has already taken an official visit to Auburn, and plans to visit Tennessee on November 18 and Georgia on December 9. He will make his decision shortly after he visits Georgia.

Many are having a hard time finding out who leads for Patterson's signature, but one thing is for sure. Coaches won't have a hard time figuring out how to use him in their offense this spring.

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