Jacques Patrick's Midwest Swing: The Final Countdown

By Jeremy Birmingham on June 14, 2013 at 8:35p

Jacque Patrick's Heading Back To Florida

Jacques Patrick, one of the nation's top 2015 prospects is a running back with over 40 scholarship offers before the start of his junior year at Timber Creek High School in Orlando, Florida. Patrick is on the road with a number of his teammates, checking out schools all over the midwest and Eleven Warriors is taking you along for the ride as Patrick shares with us his travels. After starting his tour at Northwestern and Chicago, Patrick went to Columbus to check out Ohio State. Today, he checks in following his stops at Michigan State and Michigan as he prepares to go back home to Florida tomorrow.

Hello again Eleven Warriors readers!

I wanted to start this final journal by just saying thanks for being interested in me and my recruitment, it means a lot to me. I know this is a Buckeye website and if I don't end up at Ohio State down the road, I still feel like it's pretty cool you guys care about my visits and whatever. There's sometimes when all this attention is a bit of a mixed blessing, but for the most part I love it. I know that everything I say and do is being watched by so many people, and that keeps me focused on handling things the right way. 

So thanks again for being interested. Rather than writing the full entry, we did the final real "piece" of this journal in a video from today's Sound Mind/Sound Body camp in Detroit. So I hope you like it! I spent the day talking to coaches, mostly from Ohio State and Michigan, and watching my brother Jovante camp. I'm so happy because today he got his first offer, Kent State offered him and he deserves it. Hopefully it's the start of some big things for him. He's a 2014 wide receiver and doesn't get the attention he deserves in my opinion.

Anyway, I'm going to let the video do the talking now and go out with the guys from the camp and get ready to head back to Florida tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for following me and I look forward to the Penn State game in Columbus this fall! 



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Poison nuts's picture

Thanks to you Jaques for the insight into recruiting & taking the time write down some of the things you saw & did...Enjoy the next couple of years, take care & good luck with everything! 

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Hovenaut's picture

Good stuff, nice to get this side of recruiting through the eyes of someone going through process.

Appreciate you sharing Jacques, best of luck to you, Jovante and your teammates. Safe travels, and hope you enjoy the Penn State game this fall.

1stYrBuckIClub's picture

Jacques seems like he has a pretty good head on his shoulders, and that he's going about recruiting with an open mind and a down-to-earth perspective. Would love to have this kid in the Scarlet and Gray someday, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that thinks that way.

LadyBuck's picture

Good luck wherever you go, Jacques. Keep an open mind, ignore those who doubt you, and go where you are most comfortable and fit the best. Don't let others make your choices, and don't fall to the pressure that people will throw at you.

zebiraross's picture

Thanks for taking the time to do this. Your going to be great whereby you end up, but I hope it's Ohio State!


tdible2132's picture

Here's to hoping OSU proved to him that we are the best option for him in the midwest!

Jdadams01's picture

Thank you again, Jacques. Enjoy this time in your life and make the decision that feels right for you, no one else.

O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

It's nice to see a young man who so clearly cares for his teammates and family. Good luck, Jacques. 

buckeyedude's picture

Jacques, you are a very smart young man, IMO. I like how you wouldn't take the bait when asked to compare Ohio State, Michigan State and TTUN.  Good luck to you young man!