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Patterson puts Sooners at top of list

Chicago (Ill.) Hubbard linebacker Chris Patterson has scholarship offers from all of his top schools. This summer he is making the rounds to camps to learn more about his school options.
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"I've been to Oklahoma's camp and I'm going to go to Virginia's camp this coming weekend," the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Patterson said. "I'm just trying to check out some of the schools and get a feel for them before trying to make any kind of a decision."
As for a leader, the five-star linebacker didn't hesitate in naming one.
"Oklahoma is at the top right now," he said. "I like everything about that program. The school, the town, the tradition. They've had an excellent run of linebackers over the years and that is something I could see myself fitting into really nicely."
The Sooners aren't the only school under consideration though.
"I am looking forward to looking at Virginia this weekend. I also am hearing from Penn State, Illinois, Kansas State and USC too."
Don't expect a quick decision from the nation's No. 23 rated player though.
"I'm not going to rush anything on this. I want to take my time and learn as much as I can about these schools and make the right choice."
Patterson earned all-state honors from both the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune for his performance as a junior. He totaled 106 tackles and 13 quarterback sacks last fall.
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