Taking it Easy

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Jun 7, 2008


The school that is recruiting Avery Patterson 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." Patterson plans to attend camps at California (June 7) and USC. He says he would also like to visit Oregon.

Avery Patterson, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound cornerback from Pittsburgh Senior High School in Pittsburgh, Calif., now has a total of seven scholarship offers. His most recent offers are from Oregon, San Diego State, UNLV and Utah. Arizona State, Arizona and Washington State were the first to offer.

"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."

Patterson, ranked as the No. 51 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, plans to attend camps at California (June 7) and USC. He says he would also like to visit Oregon.

"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).



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