After shifting around some visit dates due to scheduling problems, Columbus (Ga.) Pacelli defensive tackle Quencey Patrick was finally ready to take his first official visit to Tulane. However, right before he went, he made a quick decision to firm up his recruiting future.
Over offers from several top schools such as Duke, Indiana, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee State, Patrick made a commitment to Tulane. However, things are not all finished just yet.
"I'm committed, but I still want to take some trips," Patrick said. "I'm probably going to go down to Tennessee State and Vanderbilt this month. No dates have been set yet, but that's the plan.'
His Tulane visit though really helped their chances.
"It was great," Patrick said. "I loved it so much. I met all of the players and I had never met the coaches, so I wanted to see what it would be like. That was more or less what the trip was about – to meet all the people there."
"I really just saw that team unity there."
While Patrick looks at taking other trips, he is still very serious about his pledge to Tulane.
"I'd like to have everything settled by January," he said. "But, that trip really pushed them to the top in my mind."
Patrick is rated as the No. 54 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 37 rated prospect in the state of Georgia.