2020 TE Nick Patterson Talks Michigan Offer, Older Brother Shea

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2020 TE Nick Patterson Talks Michigan Offer, Older Brother Shea

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2020 TE Nick Patterson Talks Michigan Offer, Older Brother Shea


Michigan football extended a scholarship to Shea Patterson’s younger brother Nick.


2020 TE Nick Patterson Talks Michigan Offer, Older Brother Shea

Another Patterson?

After attending Michigan’s Spring Game, which really turned out to be just a practice, San Antonio (Texas) Christian 2020 three-star tight end Nick Patterson knew he was interested in the Wolverines.

Plus, his brother Shea Patterson plays for Michigan.

“Michigan told me they were going to keep a good eye on me and I sent them film of me working out with my brother,” Patterson said. “I was invited to all the camps but just played 7-on-7 with my school and tried to dominate as much as possible and meet my new teammates.”

Since he did not go to the camps at Michigan this summer, Patterson spent time at The Retreat, hosted by Steve Clarkson. He is considered a top quarterback coach at the age of 56 years old for San Jose State.

“I had a great opportunity to catch balls from all the top quarterbacks in the country Shea, Will Grier, Nick Fitzgerald, KJ Costello, and work out with my brother’s best friend Isaac Nauta, who is the tight end at Georgia,” Nick said.

Following his performance at The Retreat, the calls from college coaches to San Antonio Christian began pouring in.

One of the schools was Michigan. Coach Jim Harbaugh called to extend an offer.

“I did well and a lot of people started calling the school,” he said. “I am so proud to get an offer from Michigan.

“I have two years to get bigger stronger and faster. I am an A- student, so the academics mean so much to me at Michigan.”

One of the most exciting parts of Shea’s transfer from Ole Miss to Michigan was getting to know Harbaugh. Nick said he “loved” the time spent with him in Mississippi.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound tight end has offers from Dartmouth, Florida International, Memphis, Michigan, Nevada, Tulane and UCF. He has been in touch with Arkansas, Stanford, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas this summer. He camped with the Longhorns a few weeks ago.

Nick is ranked No. 491 in the nation, No. 12 at his position and No. 67 in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Michigan has one thing going for itself in Nick’s recruitment – Shea. The Patterson family also were season ticket holders at Michigan until Nick was 7 years old.

The 2020 prospect plans to be in Ann Arbor multiple times in the next two years before he debuts at the college level.

“Michigan is definitely a school that has everything I want academically and athletically,” Nick said. “I am going to work my tail off this year enjoy this process. I will get to as many of Shea’s game as I can.”

Another asset for the Wolverines is Director of Recruiting Matt Dudek, who has played a huge role in Nick’s life through only a few months.

“He’s been keeping up with me a lot,” Nick said. “He just is really personal with his guys and I’ve really developed a good relationship with him.”

Nick has watched all four of his siblings go through the recruiting process. He knows to only commit when it feels right.

As for now, that’s his game plan. He is working without any timetable.

“Right now, I am just enjoying this with my family.”

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