The waiting is over for North Mesquite (Texas) receiver Daymond Patterson is over with the first scholarship offer on the board.
Patterson, the 5-foot-8, 165-pound athlete, learned this past week that Illinois was putting an offer in the mail breaking the ice. The talented prospect says that he's also hearing from a large collection of Big 12 schools to go along with his first offer.
"I was very happy and excited about Illinois," Patterson said about his offer. "I had been in touch with them for a while. They said the offer should be here on Wednesday or Thursday. They're recruiting me as a slot receiver. That's where I want to play and also do some returns."
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Duke are other schools showing Patterson interest.
"It's a lot of schools from the Big 12," Patterson said about his mail. "I don't have a favorite right now though."
Patterson has been to one junior day at Oklahoma. He was planning on attending Nebraska's event, but had a track meet. Patterson also wants to visit Iowa for their junior day in late March.
"I'm not going to rush into a decision," he said. "When I feel right I'll do it. I don't see myself taking a real long time. When I feel right, I'll commit."