He has an impressive offer list and he still has a lot of thinking to do.
"I am not close to making a decision," said Patchan. "I am still going to take a lot of visits. I will be at the Florida State and Miami spring games, I plan to visit UCLA this summer, so I still have to make some decision."
Some feel UM could hold the lead being his father Matt Patchan played for the Hurricanes in the mid 80s. Miami is in it, but it will have to recruit the three-star end like everyone else.
"I grew up watching Miami and liking Miami, but I other schools too. It was Florida for a while with my brother going there for a while.
"I do like Coach [Al] Golden, I know a lot about Miami, and I feel comfortable there. It is a school I like."
For now though, Patchan does not have a leader. He is just taking things slow.
"I just want to take some visits and see where that takes me."