Don'yeh Patterson is a local kid at Compton (Calif.) Dominguez and he's taking full advantage of it by already visiting USC this week and planning to see UCLA for Saturday's practice.
The 6-foot-2, 192-pound three-star wide receiver who looked good at the NLA 7on7 in Las Vegas stopped by USC on Tuesday and loved the environment at practice.
"I liked it a lot," Patterson said.
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"I liked the whole environment how they had the music playing at practice and everybody was all excited. It just looked really fun. It actually made me want to get out there."
The USC coaches are expected to stop by Compton Dominguez this spring to see Patterson work out. He's hopeful an offer could be on the way but the three-star said he's just excited to get more interest from the two local Pac-12 schools.
"They want to see me during spring ball," Patterson said of the USC coaches. "They're going to come over to Dominguez to watch me in spring ball."
Patterson, who already has offers from Arizona, Idaho and San Jose State, said he wants to compare and contrast UCLA with USC this weekend.
The Bruins are showing a lot of interest and when he's on campus for the workout he wants to see what the program is all about. Talking more with the coaches is also important.
"I want to compare it to USC," Patterson said. "I want to see the whole vibe and the environment to see what it's like."
It's still too early since neither program has offered but Patterson said choosing USC or UCLA would be one of the toughest things he would ever have to do.
It could be a win-win situation, though, and one the Compton Dominguez standout is hopeful he might have to make in the coming months.
"That would probably be one of the hardest decisions ever especially being where I'm from and the area," Patterson said. "Those are the two most glamorous schools. One of those would be perfect."