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Four-star safety, Zaquan Patterson, gives update on his recruitment
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Zaquan Patterson is on a journey that not many juniors in high school say they can take, as he currently holds 27 scholarship offers. But rather than looking at it as something overwhelming, he looks at it as a blessing.
Patterson is a 6-foot, 185-pound safety from Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Florida. He is ranked as the No. 4 safety in the country, the No. 11 recruit in Florida, and the No. 37 overall recruit in the Class of 2024, according to 247sports. Patterson updated me on his recruitment during an Instagram Live Interview Wednesday night.
Zaquan Patterson Interview
Being one of the top safeties in his class, Patterson always has eyes on him, especially from college coaches. But like he treats his offers, he treats the pressure and expectations as a blessing.
“I’m blessed to be one of those kids that’s recognized for my abilities,” Patterson said. “I know there’s a lot of players overlooked.”
Of the 27 schools that offered him, Patterson looks to narrow his list down to 10 schools soon. Before that, he plans on taking some additional visits to work on deciding which schools will make the cut.
“I made a Top 10, but I’m not looking to drop it until I get to a couple more schools,” Patterson said. “I’m taking it slow just so I make a good decision.”
Patterson hears from schools all over the country, but of all the schools that communicate with him, Georgia and Auburn seem to stand out in terms of how frequently they go back and forth.
“I hear from Michigan a lot, Georgia, Miami of course being right up the road, Texas A&M, Auburn definitely, LSU here and there,” Patterson said. “But Georgia and Auburn they hit me up a lot definitely.”
Patterson plans to visit Auburn with some of his teammates from Chaminade-Madonna Prep this Saturday for their game against Texas A&M. However, of the schools he wants to visit in the near future, Ohio State is a school that stands out.
“I want to get up to Ohio State, I haven’t been able to get up there yet,” Patterson said. “I really like the school, I just have to get up there and really see the vibes, so that’s something I’m really looking forward to.”
Patterson does not seem to be in any rush to make a decision and seems to be working on his own timeline. Being just a junior in high school, Patterson is using the good amount of time he has to his advantage. For fans, don’t expect a decision any time soon, but news in his recruitment could be coming soon.