Kendall Patterson, a 6-foot-2, 272-pound defensive tackle from Hyattsville, Md., is among nine recruits making official visits to UB this weekend.
Patterson, who attends DeMatha High School, is one of the top players from the Washington, D.C. area. He’s already been offered scholarships by UB, South Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan State, North Carolina State, and Ohio among others.
Others visiting UB this weekend include Tre Burdette, a 5-11, 210-pound tailback from Monroe, Ga.; Eaton Spence, a 5-11, 170-pound cornerback from Belle Glade, Fla.; Joshua Trimble, a 6-1, 195-pound safety from Arlington, Va., Matt Weiser, a 6-4, 220-pound tight end from Robesonia, Pa.
Three players who have already given UB a verbal commitment – defensive end Joe Felicia from Marcellus, quarterback Tony Daniel from Douglasville, Ga., and outside linebacker Brandon Tammaro from Plymouth, Mich. – are also making official visits.
Patterson said the Bulls are near the top of his list.
“They are doing a great job of recruiting me,’’ Patterson said via text message on Saturday. “Coach (William) Inge has come to my home to visit with me already and they are constantly keeping in touch with me whether it’s mail, phone calls or in home visits.’’
Patterson said the only other official visit he has planned is to South Florida on Jan 21. He’s considering planning trips to either Michigan State, UCF, UCLA or Michigan next month.
“It’s going to come down to great academics, the connection with the coaches and family atmosphere,’’ Patterson said.
The Bulls received two verbal commitments last weekend in defensive tackle Wyatt Cahill Scottsdale Community College in Arizona and offensive tackle Dillon Guy from Montreal. The Bulls currently have 16 verbal commitments.