Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Say hey for Don'Yeh

Photo courtesy of hudl.com
This is the time period where the window begins to close on the 2013 class, but begins to open up for the 2014 prospects.

In the case for one Compton wide receiver, Dominguez High's Don'Yeh Patterson could be the most physical wideout for the 2014 class.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Patterson is already blowing up on the recruiting trail. He's earned interest from the likes of Boise State, Colorado, Nevada, UCLA and already holds an Idaho offer. 

When looking at Patterson on film, you could see a wide receiver who has the potential to be a match up nightmare when lining up before the snap, or also with the ball in his hand. The tall Patterson proved to be a strong possession type with his ability to make the tough middle grabs. His ball control when hauling the tough grabs were a plus. He hauled in 37 catches for 586-yards and four touchdowns.

His physical nature, however, should be why schools will look into him more. He showed an ability to carry defenders on his back with his upper body strength plus has a refusal to stop his legs from moving. His first step off the line is an explosive one too and is quick to get open.

Blocking ability I haven't seen yet out of him. I also haven't seen his ability to run the long routes and catch the deep ball. Yet, looking at his size and physical nature makes him one to keep an eye on down in the Los Angeles area. He's also carrying a 3.5 grade point average and is the nephew to former Oregon star wide receiver Jaison Williams. 

More on Patterson can be found here.http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1676790/highlights

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