June 30, 2008

Rebels still trailing for four-star WR

Patrick Patterson isn't one to spend a lot of time talking about the recruiting process.

On Monday, the four-star wide receiver from Macon, Miss., took a few minutes away from a heated game of Madden 2008 to talk recruiting and summer plans with RebelSports.net.

Patterson's most recent recruiting visit, if you will, was an appearance with his Noxubee County teammates at Ole Miss' 7-on-7 tournament in mid-June.

"It went pretty well," Patterson said. "They have some real good coaches. They said they're going to turn things around at Ole Miss."

That doesn't mean, however, that the Rebels' hopes of Patterson being a big part of that turn-around are any closer to coming to fruition. Ole Miss, Patterson said, is "still about the same," in his pecking order, meaning the Rebels are behind LSU, Alabama and Mississippi State _ in that order _ in the race for his considerable services.

"They're close to the top," Patterson said, adding that he won't commit before the season and will likely take several official visits this fall and early this winter before making any decisions on his collegiate future.

Patterson said he has not spoken to Louisville, Miss., quarterback Clayton Moore since Moore's commitment to Ole Miss last week. Patterson said Moore's commitment will have no impact on his decision one way or the other.

"I don't know too much about him," Patterson said. "I've talked to him before, but not about recruiting."

Patterson said his summer travels are likely over.

"I might be off for the rest of the summer," Patterson said. "I'm just working out."

Patterson said his July plans do not include a trip to Ole Miss for the Rebels' invitation-only camp on July 26. Patterson received an invite, obviously, but as of now, he's planning on staying at home in Macon that day.

"I just decided not to do it,"

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