May 17, 2007

Patchan plans to make first cut

With more than 60 scholarship offers to his credit, Matt Patchan of Seffner, Fla., has a big job in front of him. The 6-foot-6, 247-pound tackle plans to make his first cut of programs in the next few days.

"I'm planning to narrow it down this weekend," Patchan said. "It'll probably be down to five to seven schools and then I'll make some unofficial visits this summer. I'll narrow it down more in the season and take my official visits. After that I'll decide."

Patchan said there are several aspects of each school he'll consider when adding or dropping a school from his short list of favorites.

"I'm going to look at where the programs are, I already know their records," he said.

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