Baylor Football picked up an absolutely massive commitment from Tenaha, TX linebacker Jeremy Patton today. HEavily pursued by the likes of Texas, LSU, and Michigan, Patton profiles as a pefect modern inside backer. Enough speed to go sideline to sideline with great size to play at ~230, Patton will be a playmaker who can be a plus athlete both defending the run and the pass.
BREAKING: Tenaha linebacker Jeremy Patton commits to Baylor over Texas and Michigan. https://t.co/bcigwTRMuT— BearsIllustrated (@BaylorBears247) July 31, 2021
Patton was the district MVP from the small Tenaha, and his film demonstrates that he was a do it all guy. He clearly profiles as an inside backer, but has played everything from linebacker, safety, WR, and RB for his high school. I’ve droned on before about how much I love these small school guys who are ultra versatile, it just makes you a better football player in the long term, plain and simple.
And this is what makes Patton “different” as a prospect—he’s not just a great HS LB, he’s a great HS LB who plays multiple sports and dmeonstrates a variety of skills on the field. 6’2 guys who can effortlessly dunk between their legs like this are extremely rare:
Still feel it’s best to be able to do it all!! pic.twitter.com/Nkku7RReED— Jeremy patton (@Jeremyp__11) December 16, 2020
After an extremely weird week of being a Baylor/Big 12/CFB fan, some thoroughly positive news like this is a real shot in the arm. Patton believes in Aranda’s ability to develop linebackers and he clearly believes in the direction of Baylor’s program. That’s a big win over the likes of Texas, LSU, and Michigan.