January 15, 2012

Patterson taking Rebels seriously after visit

Cordarrelle Patterson admitted on Sunday morning that he wasn't taking Ole Miss all that seriously when he arrived for his official visit Friday.

Two days later, however, the four-star wide receiver has a much different point of view about the Rebels.

"(The visit) went good," Patterson said. "It was kind of a surprise. I didn't know it would be that good.

"They stand pretty good. I'm more serious about it. At first, I wasn't paying attention. The visit made me have a lot of interest."

Patterson spent a good bit of his visit getting to know first-year Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze. He also spent some time on the receiving end of a sales pitch from a couple of the leading contenders to be the Rebels' quarterback in 2012.

(Freeze) is a good man. He was talking to me about how I could come in and help the offense," Patterson said. "I met Barry (Brunetti) and the junior college guy (Bo Wallace) coming in. They talked to me about how I could fit in."

Patterson, who has already visited Auburn, Tennessee and Georgia, has one official visit left. He said Sunday, however, he's not sure when, where or if he'll take it.

"I just want to go somewhere where I know I'm going to play and give me a chance to go to the league," Patterson said. "If I get that, I'm going to take it."

Patterson, ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 4 junior college prospect, said Sunday there is "no leader" for his signature.

"It's going to be a hard decision," Patterson said. "Every time I go on a visit, that school seems to move to the top. It's going to be hard."

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