With their biggest recruiting weekend of the year approaching, the University of Georgia coaches were on the road trying to improve their standing with several of their top remaining targets. That includes juco wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (Hutchinson, Kans./Hutchinson CC), who will be in Athens this weekend for his third official visit. With only one commitment from a wide receiver, Blake Tibbs (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King), the Bulldogs are trying to convince Patterson just how much he is needed next year.
Patterson said Tuesday that Georgia wide receivers coach Tony Ball had been to see him earlier that day.
“He was telling me that I could come right in and help them out a lot in the passing game,” Patterson said.
In 11 games this season, Patterson had 61 catches for 924 yards and 15 touchdowns, 32 rushes for 379 yards and six touchdowns, and 10 kickoff returns for 482 yards and three touchdowns. As he watched highlights of Georgia missing out on several early scoring opportunities against top-ranked LSU in the SEC championship game last weekend, Patterson imagined the impact he could have had in the game.
“I feel that I could have gone out there and made a difference for sure,” Patterson said.
Heading into his next official, Patterson says he has no leaders. Previously the 6-foot-3, 205-pound wideout visited Auburn and Tennessee officially, mentioning plans to make his announcement following his trip to Athens. That will no longer be the case.
"I like Georgia a lot, and I am looking forward to getting back there again this weekend," Patterson said. "I will be taking another official to Baylor on Jan. 13, and as of now I do not plan on making my commitment until the last minute."
Patterson was previously considered a midyear enrollee, but now plans on graduating in the spring.