July 23, 2008

Patterson Nike MVP

The Oregon Ducks have been hitting the recruiting trail in the land of Dixie. One of their targets is wide receiver Jamal Patterson (6'3", 202, 4.45 hand-timed 40) from Henry County High School in McDonough, Georgia. Duck Sports Authority talked with Jamal earlier this week.

Jamal had a chance to visit the Northwest last week when he played in the Nike 7-on-7 Invitational Passing League last Saturday in Beaverton. "I got the MVP award of the tourney out of 30 teams. There were a lot of quality teams there. We played great with our QB Drew Little. He stood out," Patterson commented.

Jamal is still very interested in the Oregon Duck program. "When I was at the Nike Campus, I got a lot of Nike gear and saw a lot of Nike executives. I talked to coach Pflugrad. We went over the depth chart. Jaison Williams will be gone next year and that will make it easier to play. I see myself playing right away and competing for playing time," Patterson told us.

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