Class of 2011 offensive center, A.C. Patterson (6-1, 285, 5.6) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman was a rare three-year varsity starter in 2009 and he has helped Bishop Gorman to get deep into the Nevada State playoffs. His on field play has seen him earn his first offer.
"My season is going good," Patterson said. "We're undefeated right now and we're to the semifinals against Reno (Nev.) Reed this week. We beat Las Vegas (Nev.) Cimarron Memorial 31-14 last week to advance.
Patterson received his first offer from Nevada recently.
"It was great getting my first offer from Nevada," Patterson said. "It's great to have my first one.
"I like their running backs coach Jim Mastro," Patterson said. "He's a good guy. He's been recruiting me and they just seem to show a lot of interest so that's good."
"I'm getting stuff sent to me from Cal, Stanford, Colorado, UNLV and UCLA," Patterson said. "I haven't really been able to see any games because we have been really busy year, but I have watched a lot of games on TV.
Patterson hopes his offseason doesn't come until after Bishop Gorman captures the state title, but he already has plans for his offseason.
"I'm going to work hard during the offseason and try to get stronger and quicker," Patterson said. "I'm hoping to visit some schools unofficially as well.
"I would like to take a look at Nevada, Cal, UCLA, and maybe Colorado," Patterson said. "I don't have any early favorites though. I'm still awhile away from any commitment or anything so I don't have any favorites right now. I am looking at every school. They are all equal to me right now."
What is Patterson looking for in a school?
"Academics are going to be very important to me and my family," Patterson said. "Then we are going to look at the campus lifestyle and how I like it there and how I get along with the coaches and all that type of stuff."
In the weight room, Patterson has a current bench of 330 and squats 450.
The scouting report on Patterson is he's a very intelligent, quick off the ball and extremely powerful and strong. Once he gets his hands on an opponent it is over for him. He is also very good at getting to the second level.
Something you might want to keep in mind about Patterson. He was the first freshman ever to start all 11 games at Denver (Colo.) Regis Jesuit. This is the same school that produced USC right tackle Butch Lewis.