"Patrick called me yesterday and told me that he had committed to Vanderbilt. I'm just really excited for him. I think it's going to be a great fit. He's a tremendous player. He's a blend between a good run stopper and a guy that can really run at the linebacker position. He ran a sub 23 second 200 meters in track for us this year at 210 pounds. Vanderbilt is getting an outstanding player and even a better person."
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"He's a great kid; very, very intelligent. He was looking for a fit of an up-and-coming program that was obviously very strong academically. We're thrilled to death to have him be a part of Coach Johnson's program."
"He has played 32 consecutive games for us. He has been on our state finalist team as a sophomore and our state championship team last year. He has been a middle linebacker. We are moving him to an outside linebacker position to take more advantage of his speed. I believe that the biggest upside to Patrick is he's a great blend of a guy that is a physical player that can really run. He's a physical run-stopper, a sideline to sideline guy but he's also really good at pass coverage also. I think he's a very versatile linebacker."