Long Beach Poly (Calif.) wide out Travon Patterson made a last second change of plans last week and took an official visit to Oregon State. The receiver was set to trip to Washington State but will now make that visit in December.
"I didn't realize it until the middle of the week but I actually had set trip dates with both schools for this past weekend," Patterson said. "So I called up Washington State and asked about moving the visit to Decmeber and they said that worked out better for them anyways.
"The trip was pretty good. It was similar in a low of ways to my visit to Oregon. Nate Johns was my host and there was a lot of people on the visit, like 10 or 11 people there. Friday we got in, met with the coaches and then watched some film. The players had a walk through so we watched that, then went back to the hotel to eat and kind of kept things pretty mellow that night.
"Saturday was the game and it was pretty exciting even though they lost to Stanford. They had a ton of penalties that killed them and their kicker missed a few field goals that could have really helped them out a lot too. After the game, we ate dinner in the press box and then went back to the hotel for a little bit. There was a movie theater right by our hotel so a bunch of us ended up going there and that was about it.
"We didn't' really go out and see the town or anything like that. Same thing happened at Oregon. Everything was pretty mellow but that was OK. Some of us were joking around saying we had movie theaters back home and were hoping to see more of Corvallis but overall, I had a nice team.
"Today (Sunday) I got a campus tour and saw more of the facilities which are really nice. I also met with the coaches, Coach Riley along with the receiver coach and offensive coordinator. They talked to me about the offense and how they have two seniors leaving at my position. I talked to Mike Haas too and he was a real nice guy. They said the offense is very friendly for a wide receiver and said I would be a good fit in it."
Patterson's next visit will be to Washington State in December, Arizona (Jan. 13) and he'll also visit USC but didn't have anything set up at this time.