One of the more underrated prospects in the class of 2013, Andre Patton, has officially narrowed down his list of schools to three.
It’s easy to see how the 6’4’’ 195lb pass catcher from St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, Delaware decided on those three.
West Virginia is certainly a team on the rise, with mad scientist/aerial master Dana Holgorsen leading the way. The receivers in Morgantown are piling up yards by the century mark and scoring touchdowns by the bundle. So Patton knows he would be a key part of the offense and would have his opportunity to shine.
Same goes for Purdue, which employs a strong passing attack. Purdue, historically, have always produced strong quarterbacks and wide receivers ever since Joe Tiller came to West Lafayette in 1997. The quarterbacks and wide receivers have traditionally been good fits in the NFL as well, something else Patton must recognize.
Rutgers has to be an option just because of their location. Piscataway, New Jersey is far enough from Wilmington to be “away” from home, but close enough for friends and family to go to home games. Rutgers is also playing fantastic football right now and has been excellent on the recruiting trail under Kyle Flood.
As far as official visits are concerned, Patton will be taking a visit to Rutgers in early December and Purdue sometime after the season. He is still arranging when he will visit West Virginia.
Also, don’t be surprised if he takes an official visit to a school not in his top three. He is in close contact with the coaches at Iowa and Connecticut about potential visits. And we all know how quickly the ‘final’ lists can be crumpled up and tossed aside for a new one.