Jacques Patrick's Midwest Swing

By Jeremy Birmingham on June 7, 2013 at 1:00p

Jacques Patrick stands tall among 2015 running backs

There are few running backs in the 2014 recruiting class, let alone the 2015 class — players who are just finishing their sophomore year of high school — that have the scholarship offers that Florida prep star Jacques Patrick have. Patrick is a prime example of why recruiting "stars," while getting more and more indicative of a player's future success, is not the ultimate measuring tool for how talented players are viewed; rather the quantity and quality of their scholarship offers is a much greater barometer. In Patrick's case and to put it succinctly, he's got offers from everyone, and if you've watched any of the 6-foot-2, 210 pound running backs highlights, you definitely understand why. Big and bruising with incredible balance and shiftiness, Patrick is perhaps the most sought after player in the 2015 recruiting class.



This weekend begins what could be a telling journey for Jacque's college future and Eleven Warriors has teamed up with Patrick to help chronicle the journey that he, along with his brother Jovante Seabury — a 2014 WR from Timber Creek — will taking acrossed the midwest. Patrick has agreed to provide 11W an inside look into a trip that will include stops in Chicago for the Rivals.com Five-Star Challenge, the University of Northwestern, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State.  Today is the first entry for Jacques, and we're looking forward to being a part of his journey.

Take it away, JP.

Hi Eleven Warriors.

It's the day before the Rivals Five star challenge, and I'm sitting home packing my stuff. I'm so excited to compete with and against the 100 best players in the country this weekend, it's an incredible honor.

This is something I'm really look forward to because not only is it going to be my first time in Chicago, but it's going to be my first time on an airplane, so that's pretty exciting and kind of makes me nervous, too.  I'm very thankful to Rivals for giving me a chance to compete at this event, it's incredible to compete at a place as historic as Soldier Field.

I apologize for being so short, but I've got to get on this airplane and I can't wait to start this experience. I'll be talking you guy through my entire trip!

Talk to you next time after I finish at Northwestern. 


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hodge's picture

Awesome stuff, gents.  Being able to chronicle any recruit is big news, but a dude of this calibre is awesome.  Here's hoping Jacques has a great trip, and OSU is the highlight of his tour!
Here's hoping he's saving us for last, letting Urban work his magic on his final stop.

Alpo's picture

Pretty cool stuff- gotta love 11W. Enjoy your trip young man, sounds like quite an experience. Good luck!

AndyVance's picture

Welcome to the clubhouse, Jacques - enjoy the trip!

E2Brutus's picture

Hope you love your first flight, Jacques! 

ATXbucknut's picture

Would love to see this become a thing on 11W.  Great idea.

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Love this! Jacques, you ready to play in front of the best fan base in the country? O-H!

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USMC11917's picture

Man, this guy has some of the best balance I have seen since James Wilder JR. He has more speed and excellent vision and hopefully less legal issues. He sounds intelligent and well put together. I wish him success wherever he goes but I have I hopes that he comes to tOSU.

ssant's picture

Reminds me of Eddie George!

Poison nuts's picture

Reminds me more of Carlos Hyde...

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captain obvious's picture

11W very innovative to help in recruiting

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ODEEZ330's picture

Love his game. So many top rbs in '15 but he's my fav one

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He has 47 offers, and 247 doesn't even have him in the state's top 10? Seems odd.

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SaltyD0gg's picture

For a guy his size, he sure doesn't take much contact. And I mean that in a good way. He seems to just glide and take glancing blows. I'm sure he could run you over, but it just looks effortless.

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Nick's picture

I remember my first airplane ride (also to Chicago) so that should be a fun experience. Hope he enjoys the trip, especially to Ohio State. 

bodast67's picture

I don't care where 247 has him ranked, the young man has skills, size & is visiting TOSU. Wait till he hits the campus.
Go Bucks ! 




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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Enjoy your trip, Jacques! It's awesome that you are writing about it for everyone.  

LadyBuck's picture

Good thing O'Hare isn't a connecting flight. Have fun on the tour, Jacques, and I hope you find Columbus particularly awesome.

theDuke's picture

Is that Beanie Wells Jr? Teach that boy a stiff arm and he ain't gettin taken down. 


spqr2008's picture

Looking forward for a recruit's view of the process.  Another awesome feature for this site.  Time for another donation drive guys, with all the recent additions and excellent content, as well as new talent.

JYBUCKEYE's picture

This is sweet!!  Have fun Jacques. 

tdible2132's picture

Wow this is very cool!  This very well could be my most wanted recruit for the class of 2015!  It will be a challenge pulling him from the state of Florida though, that's for sure.  He grew up a big FSU fan, and is also very interested in UF.  He definitely does have serious interest in the Buckeyes under Urban Meyer though.  Hopefully if Carlos Hyde has a huge year this year, that will open his eyes to the opportunity he could have as a part of our future offense.