Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA) standout Phillip Patterson announced this afternoon that he will attend Virginia Tech, choosing the Hokies over Duke, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Penn State, Tennessee and Wake Forest.
At 6’2″, 185 pounds, Patterson could play wide receiver or defensive back on the major college level. Virginia Tech actually offered him initially as a defensive back before indicating over the past several months that they now want him as a wide receiver. The Hokies have compiled an impressive group of receivers in the class of 2016, including Patterson, Divine Deablo, Sam Denmark and Eric Kumah.
Patterson visited all seven finalists before making his decision. Virginia Tech was the last school he explored, as he took a trip to Blacksburg last Sunday.
Bryan Stinespring and Zohn Burden led the way in the Hokies’ pursuit of Patterson, who is a consensus 3-star recruit. A very good athlete, Patterson posted an electronically-timed 4.53-second 40, a 4.24-second shuttle, and a 32.8-inch vertical leap at The Opening Regional in Washington, D.C.