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Patterson intrigued by Pac-12 offer

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Don'yeh Patterson knew college coaches would be closely watching him this spring so the Compton (Calif.) Dominguez wide receiver decided to show off his skills at numerous events and earn some offers.
The 6-foot-2, 192-pound three-star prospect looked especially good at the recent NLA 7on7 in Las Vegas and now Arizona, Idaho and San Jose State have decided to offer early on.
"(Arizona has) been on me since the beginning," Patterson said. "They've been on me for a while. They said they wanted to see more out of me and after I did well in tournaments and some camps they decided to offer.
"I know I got the other offers but I haven't talked much with them really. They're just making sure I'm ready for the upcoming season."
There is also interest coming in for Patterson, who said UCLA, Wisconsin and Penn State are the three getting the most involved.
All three programs have said they want to see the Compton Dominguez standout at summer camp but Patterson is not sure of his travel schedule just yet.
If the Bruins offered, they might be tough to turn down.
Patterson raved about the possibilities of playing close to home and having his family and friends able to come to the games.
Everything seems to fit with UCLA but no offer has been extended yet so Patterson cannot get too excited.
Still, if the Bruins got more involved it might be tough for him to say no.
"UCLA wants me to come out to spring practice so I can meet the coaches," Patterson said.
"That would be one of the best days ever if I got that offer. It's so close and it's right by the house and it's not too far from my family and my friends."
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