"I like the new coach at Alabama," said Patin. "Coach (Burton) Burns is new there and he was recruiting me while he was at Clemson so I feel real comfortable with him. I know that new coaching staff will turn things around at Alabama. They are going to be much better.
"I am also going to Miami. They were my team growing up and they are my team now. I like their defense and I like Coach (Randy) Shannon.
At this time, Miami has offered Patin a scholarship but Alabama has not. That could change this weekend. He has also visited Nebraska. Do the 'Canes have the edge?
"Right now I am open. I do not have a favorite."