Kane Patterson chose Ohio State. The linebacker from Christ Presbyterian Academy announced that he would join the Buckeyes. He decided that the Big Ten program was better for him than Tennessee, Alabama and Texas A&M.
Why Ohio State
Patterson said that OSU made his family part of the process right from the start. This played a huge role in his decision to choose OSU over the other colleges. He mentioned how officials from OSU talked and texted him all the time.
He added that his family was also there for him right from the beginning. He went on to say that coach Urban Meyer met his entire family, and this impressed him.
Patterson said he and Meyer developed a relationship. He also developed relationships with Tony Alford, Billy Davis and Mark Pantoni, who is the director of player personnel. He maintained relationships and contact with all of them during the recruiting process.
Stats and Ranking
Patterson is ranked number one in the country, as well as being ranked 194 as overall prospect. He has 64 tackles in record, which includes 10.5 for loss. Also on record are two sacks, a blocked field goal and an interception.
High School Injury
Patterson suffered a knee injury and he is now coming off of it. He suffered the injury during the quarterfinals of the Division II-AA. Last month, doctors gave him the ok to return to the field. Patterson said that this was not an issue with the coaching staff at OSU.
Patterson is the third player from the city of Nashville or the area to commit to the Ohio State Buckeyes over the last two seasons. Others include Master Teague and Max Wray. They belong to the class of 2018 and they are still enrolled.
Kane Patterson Ultimate Highlights Ohio State 2019 LB commit Christ Presbyterian Junior Season