September 20, 2011

JUCO WR still looking at UGA?

Hutchinson (Kan.) C.C. wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was recently named the number one prospect on the 2012 Preseason Junior College Top 50 list.

Head coach Rion Rhoades told Rivals recruiting analyst Brian Perroni that Patterson's 'dynamic playmaking skills, quickness, and strength' all add up to make the 6-foot-4, 205-pound standout one of the best players he says he has ever coached.

While playing out his final JUCO season before he transfers to a big-time program, the former Rock Hill (S.C.) native said he is mainly focused on his own season and trying not to get swept up in the whirlwind of recruiting.

"My season has been going good. I'm just taking it slowly," Patterson said. "I'm worried about my football season right now; I'm not worried about the recruiting stuff right now."

With his season off to a 3-1 start, Patterson did admit that he has been keeping tabs on the schools that he said are recruiting him the hardest - Georgia, Tennessee, and Ole Miss.

"I'm just keeping an eye on every team that's looking at me. I watched (Georgia) play South Carolina, it was pretty good," Patterson said. "When I watched them, I thought I'd fit in pretty good. I could do a lot of different things, whatever they want me to do really. I know they'd just use me at receiver really, and maybe put me back at kickoff return."

Patterson said he really likes the UGA coaching staff and is in pretty constant contact with coach Tony Ball, touching base with him about once a week.

He said he doesn't really have any connections at any of the schools except his high school quarterback, Justin Worley, at Tennessee, who he said he only "talks to a little bit, but not really."

As for when he will be taking officials, Patterson said that he isn't too worried about it right now, but he does plan to go sometime near the end of his season.

"I think I'm going to be going to Georgia and Tennessee, one in November and one in December," he said.

Both programs are located close enough to his family, which he has already made clear is a requisite for where he will transfer. Whether his family has any preference about where they want to see him play, Patterson said he hasn't been pushed in any particular direction.

"I know I want to play somewhere where my family can see me play, but they really don't care where I go," he said.

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