January 16, 2012
Baylor in the Mix
He returned from Oxford, MS. on Sunday without making a decision. That's good news for the Baylor coaching staff when it comes to Hutchinson, KS. wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
The big play four-star wide receiver has taken four of his allotted five official visits. He hasn't decided on where to take his fifth but Baylor is definitely in the mix. And at this point, it doesn't appear he is ready to make a commitment.
"Yeah, I'm in interested in Baylor,'' Patterson said. "I haven't made a visit with them yet but I'm definitely considering them.''
Considering that Patterson is one of the most coveted receivers of the 2012 class, any and all schools - Baylor is definitely one of them - will wait for him. He is graduating in May. Patterson has taken official visits to Georgia, Tennessee and Auburn in the fall. So the Bears are basically taking on the SEC for this prospect.
Baylor's history of producing dynamic wide receivers is evident by the emergence of Kendall Wright, Tevin Reese and Terrance Williams. But at 6-4, 211, Patterson is a big target who will definitely create a lot of matchup problems. And he has the speed to match with a 4.4 in the 40.
There had been some concern that Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III's recent announcement to enter the NFL draft would eliminate the Bears.
"No not all,'' Patterson said. "I just want to contribute. I think I can improve on my routes. I did pretty well on my [yards after catch] and ability to score. But I know I can always do better.''
Patterson, who is from Rock Hill, S.C., is a two-time NJCAA All-American. He owns 15 career or single-season or single-game Blue Dragon Dragons records.
Last fall, Patterson caught a career-high 61 passes for 924 yards and he accounted for 1,814 all-purpose yards.
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