Miami Legacy Will Be in Town This Weekend

Miami Legacy Will Be in Town This Weekend

Several highly-touted athletes will be in attendance for the University of Miami's spring game on Saturday afternoon. Scott Patchan, a Miami legacy recruit out of Tampa (Fla.) Freedom High School, will be in attendance on Saturday as well. The three-star defensive end talks about his family connections in Coral Gables, possible visit destinations, what he's looking to improve on, and more below.

Following the footsteps of his father and brother, 2015 Tampa (Fla.) Freedom defensive end, Scott Patchan, is the latest member of the Patchan household to receive numerous Division I scholarships to play collegiate football.

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound defensive end has picked up steam on the recruiting trail with offers from the likes of Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, Ohio State, Missouri, UCLA, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisville and Wisconsin.

This weekend, the University of Miami will host their annual spring game in beautiful Coral Gables, and several highly-touted athletes will be in attendance to take in the festivities.

You can add Patchan to the lengthy list of visitors, as the explosive defensive end will make the three-hour drive down to Miami a bit earlier than some others.

"I'm going down to Miami this weekend for their spring game," Patchan said. "I'm going early for a visit on late Friday or early Saturday."

There's no surprise of the mutual interest from both parties. Patchan's father and uncle suited up and played football for the Hurricanes in the 80's.

With a scholarship on the table from Al Golden's coaching staff, Patchan now has the opportunity to follow in his father's footsteps.

"I really like a lot about Miami," Patchan said. "The fact that it's a program on the rise and where it's at, there's a lot to like about Miami. The coaches like my speed and ability to chase down the ball with my motor.

"They envision me at outside linebacker possibly during my freshman year and then maybe moving down to defensive end as I put on more weight. It just depends on my weight. Either way, they said I have a chance to come in and compete for a starting job and do very well."

Aside from Miami, the rising senior has no itinerary set for any other schools, but there's a possibility he could visit a pair of programs residing in the Pac 12 Conference in the near future.

"(I could) maybe visit USC and UCLA," Patchan said. "I keep in contact with both of those schools."

Scott's older brother and offensive lineman, Matt Patchan, is busy preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft after suiting up for the Florida Gators and the Boston College Eagles in his injury-riddled career.

Patchan has relied on his older brother's advice to further educate and improve himself on and off the football field.

"I'm just staying in the weight room, eating a lot more, and working out," Patchan said. "Really, I'm just taking a lot of advice from my other brother.

"My goal is to be in the 245-240-pound range. I don't need to be the heaviest guy on the field to be the most disruptive. I'm just trying to get bigger, faster, stronger. I don't want to put on any bad weight. I just want to put on all muscle."

The defensive end hopes to make his college decision sometime during the summer.

Patchan also reports a 3.5 GPA in the classroom with aspirations to major in either Criminal Justice, Psychology or Sports Management.

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