Projected Position: Wide Receiver
Rivals: 3-star, #20 player in VA
247: 3-star, #69 WR, #12 player in VA
ESPN: 3-star, #39 ATH, #17 player in VA
Power 5 Offers: 8
Phillip Patterson originally committed to Virginia Tech’s old coaching staff. He briefly decommitted, but then Holmon Wiggins, Zohn Burden and Justin Fuente were able to keep him in the fold. He is an important recruit for the 2016 class for two reasons…
1: He plays a position of need.
2: He’s a 757 prospect with multiple out-of-state scholarship offers.
The Hokies were able to hold off out-of-state programs such as North Carolina, Penn State and Tennessee to land Patterson’s services. That’s something the Tech coaches struggled with the past few years, and it was good to see them finish on the plus side of one of those battles.
Patterson is a good prospect on both sides of the ball. In fact, some schools thought he might make a better safety than wide receiver. I like him equally at either position, but considering Tech’s need at wide receiver and the fact that Justin Fuente likes to use an uptempo offense, I can’t see him ending up at any position other than wideout once he arrives in Blacksburg.
Frame: At 6-2, Patterson is still a bit thin at this point. But when you see him in person, you realize that he has the frame to carry another 20 pounds. I...
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