It is almost a given that Long Beach Poly (Calif.) High will have at least one Division I-A wide receiver prospect every year. California-bound DeSean Jackson got the headlines last season. This fall, Travon Patterson likely will follow in Jackson's footsteps.
The 5-foot-10, 160 pound Patterson, who runs the 40-yard dash in the 4.4 second range, will be one of the fastest receivers in his school's region.
So which team is the early leader for Patterson's services?
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"USC is my top school right now, I've always liked them ever since I was a kid," Patterson said. "Cal, UCLA, Oregon and Washington State are my other favorites. I like the Pac 10 and I want to stay close to home."
Patterson put up solid numbers last season despite Jackson being the team's go-to guy. Patterson earned first team all-league and All-CIF honors after catching 26 balls for 612 yards and three touchdowns.
Academically, Paterson is carrying a 3.0 GPA and will attend the Southern California Nike Camp on April 10 in Los Angeles.