Ohio State (8) ILB - Kane Patterson (****)

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    CLASS OF 2019
    6'0''| 205 lbs | ILB
    Christ Presbyterian Academy
    Nashville, TN

    Ohio State has offered.
     
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    CADE AND KANE?
    Though Meyer is focused on putting the finishing touches on the current recruiting haul, his assistants have been traveling the country looking for the next crop of Buckeyes. On Tuesday night, linebackers coach Bill Davis extended an offer to Nashville Chris Presbyterian Academy three-star linebacker Kane Patterson.

    “It really means a lot to me,” Patterson told Eleven Warriors. “It's really exciting for a school like Ohio State to come to the table.”

    The 6-foot-1, 212-pound Patterson is considered the 33rd-best outside linebacker and No. 508 prospect overall in the Class of 2019, as he's recorded 208 tackles, 28 tackles for a loss,, 11.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries and one interception in his three-year varsity career with the Lions. He holds more than a dozen offers from programs such as Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, LSU, North Carolina, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.

    Kane attended the Buckeyes' loss to Oklahoma last September, but was blown away by the atmosphere and overall experience despite the circumstances. He's maintained contact in the months since with Davis, running backs coach and area recruiter Tony Alford and director of player personnel Mark Pantoni, and plans to return for another visit this spring.

    “I'll be back very soon,” Kane said.
     
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    VOLUNTEER STATE SHOWDOWN
    Nashville Christ Presbyterian Academy four-star linebacker Kane Patterson has scheduled his first trip back to campus since Ohio State offered him a scholarship in January.

    “[I’m going to] Tennessee on March 23 and Ohio State on the 30th,” Patterson told Eleven Warriors.

    The 6-foot-1, 212-pound Patterson is considered the 13rd-best outside linebacker and No. 181 prospect overall in the Class of 2019, as he recorded 64 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, an interception and a blocked field goal and rushed for 1,003 yards and 23 touchdowns to lead the Lions to the state semifinals as a junior. He’s seen his stock rise considerably over the last few months, and now holds two dozen offers from programs such as Alabama, Cincinnati, Duke, LSU, North Carolina, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.

    As mentioned, Kane was also in attendance for the Buckeyes' 31-16 loss to the Sooners last September. He was blown away by the atmosphere and overall experience despite the circumstances, and has built a strong bond from afar with head coach Urban Meyer, linebackers coach Bill Davis and running backs coach and area recruiter Tony Alford since.

    ”We talk about every other day,” he said.

    This visit will allow him to spend more time with them and see more of what the program has to offer, rather than the brief encounters that come along with a game day visit.
     
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    IN THE RUNNING

    As we first reported last month, Nashville Christ Presbyterian Academy four-star linebacker Kane Patterson was on campus for unofficial visit on Friday. He was joined on the trip from Tennessee by his parents and three younger brothers.

    “I loved it,” Patterson told Eleven Warriors. “I got to see everything.”

    The 6-foot-1, 212-pound Patterson is considered the 13rd-best outside linebacker and No. 182 prospect overall in the Class of 2019, as he recorded 64 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, an interception and a blocked field goal to lead the Lions to the state semifinals last season. He holds more than two dozen offers from programs such as Alabama, Duke, LSU, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.

    This marked the second time on campus for Patterson, as he also attended the Buckeyes’ 31-16 loss to the Sooners in September. He’s built a strong relationship with Meyer, Alford and linebackers coach Bill Davis in the months since, and that led to an offer in January.

    On Friday, Patterson watched practice, toured campus and the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and checked out Ohio Stadium. He also had some one-on-one time with Meyer and Davis.

    “Just watching how coach Davis coaches and my meetings with him were very impressive,” Patterson said.

    All that said, Patterson isn’t close to making a decision on his future. He’s in the midst of a spring tour that includes trips to 11 different schools and hopes to narrow down his list of offers to five or so shortly thereafter.

    One thing is for certain, though: the Buckeyes will make the cut.

    “Ohio State stands very high for me,” Patterson said, noting he plans to take an unofficial visit this summer and an official visit in the fall.
     
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    RAISING KANE IN OPPOSING BACKFIELDS
    Ohio State welcomed Nashville Christ Presbyterian Academy four-star linebacker Kane Patterson to campus for an unofficial visit on Wednesday. He was joined on the trip by his father.

    “It was awesome,” Patterson told Eleven Warriors.

    This marked the third trip to Columbus for the 6-foot-1, 225-pound Patterson — who is considered the 15th-best outside linebacker and No. 198 prospect overall in the Class of 2019 — as he attended the loss to Oklahoma in September and returned for an unofficial visit in late March with both of his parents and three younger brothers.

    Patterson has grown close to linebackers coach Bill Davis, and the two talk on the phone at least once per week since the Buckeyes offered in January. Wednesday’s visit also gave him the chance to spend more time with head coach Urban Meyer, defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and some of the players.

    “[They told me] that they will not only make me the best player I can be, but also the best person I can be, which really means a lot to me and my family,” Patterson said. “Ohio State is very high for me. They’ve got everything I want: championships, coaches and elite education.”

    Patterson is closing in on a decision, with trips to Texas A&M on June 15, Alabama on June 22 and Tennessee on a to-be-determined date. Those school round out his Top 4.

    “I could commit any day this summer,” Patterson said. “Just when it feels right.”

    Ohio State holds just one commitment at the linebacker position from Lexington four-star Cade Stover, but how many the staff brings on this cycle is still up in the air. The Buckeyes are expected to lose only one linebacker in redshirt senior Dante Booker, but it’s important to not a number of veterans could soon find themselves buried on the depth chart as underclassmen push for playing time.

    The staff is certainly keeping its options and the lines of communication with several top prospects open as a result. Ohio State remains in the mix for Michigan four-star Lance Dixon and Florida four-star Rian Davis, as well as several yet-to-be-offered in-state options.
     
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    NEXT IN LINE
    The Class of 2020 has been getting all of the headlines as of late, but Dynasty ‘19 is likely to add another piece when Nashville Christ Presbyterian Academy four-star linebacker Kane Patterson announces his college decision on Monday afternoon.

    The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Patterson is considered the eighth-best inside linebacker and No. 194 prospect overall in the Class of 2019, as he recorded 64 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, an interception and a blocked field goal and rushed for 1,003 yards and 23 touchdowns to lead the Lions to the state semifinals last season. He recently narrowed his list of nearly 30 offers to Alabama, Ohio State, Tennessee and Texas A&M after visiting all four schools this spring.

    Patterson has been to campus three times — twice since the Buckeyes offered him a scholarship in late January. He’s built a strong relationship with head coach Urban Meyer, linebackers coach Bill Davis and running backs coach/area recruiter Tony Alford in that time.

    “[Ohio State has] everything I want: championships, coaches and elite education,” Patterson told Eleven Warriors.

    The Buckeyes hold just one commitment at linebacker in Lexington four-star Cade Stover, but there’s a chance he develops into a defensive end at the next level. Indiana three-star athlete Craig Young will likely begin his career at linebacker, but his versatility means he could end up being a defensive end or a safety, depending on how he matures physically. That means the staff still needs to bring on a true middle linebacker, and Patterson more than fits that bills

    All that said, I placed my 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Ohio State for both Jarrett and Patterson on Sunday.
     
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    KANE IS ABLE
    Ohio State is averaging nearly one commitment every two days since college football’s recruiting dead period began two weeks ago — which, simply put, is rather absurd. The latest, of course, was Nashville Christ Presbyterian Academy four-star linebacker Kane Patterson this afternoon.

    “Right from the beginning, they just made my family feel part of the process. That wasn’t the case for every school,” Patterson told 247Sports’ Barton Simmons. “For the most part it would be me and my parents. They showed us the family aspect that Coach [Urban] Meyer loves. He was just all about family from the beginning so that was important to me.”

    The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Patterson hoped to make Meyer aware of his intentions to become a Buckeye in person, but the dead period threw a wrench in those plans. He ended up doing so over FaceTime while on vacation last Monday instead.

    “We were at the beach for dead period and I just really spent a lot of time praying with my family,” Patterson said. “We just knew that was right and that was home for me.”

    Patterson plans to take just one official visit this fall for Ohio State’s regular-season finale against Michigan. He’ll then sign with the Buckeyes one month later.
     

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