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.