"I look at anybody who offers me," Patterson said. "I don't have a favorite or a top five or anything."
The only school that Patterson has had a chance to visit was UCLA. "I like UCLA, but I haven't heard from them since the junior day," he said. "I don't think they are really too interested."
The school that is recruiting him the hardest is Arizona. "They send handwritten letters about every day," Patterson said. "I get something from all the different coaches and they keep me updated on everything that's going on there."
"I know they have great facilities," he said. "It's a great place for football and I like how enthusiastic all the coaches are. They really get into it."
The Oregon coach who is recruiting Patterson is defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti. "He's a cool guy," he said. "I think we have a good relationship. He says he loves my speed and how I hit."
Patterson, who credits himself with 4.35 forty speed, says he doesn't have a time frame for a decision.
"I don't have any plans to narrow things down," he said. "I'm not thinking about that right now. I'm just taking it easy.
"I just want to be comfortable wherever I go and feel at home," he said. "I'm not really sure what else - as long as I feel good there."
Patterson reports a 2.8 core GPA and a 1200 SAT (three-part).