LHS' Patterson lets play speak for him
There is a stark contrast between Darreyl Patterson "The Football Player" and Darreyl Patterson "The Everyday Teenager."
On the field, the Lawton High senior running back is electrifying and his play is loud. Off the field, Patterson is quiet, reserved, almost shy. Something happens when that red helmet gets pulled on, but no one is quite sure what.
Not that it matters. Patterson is being recruited by several FBS (formerly Division I) schools and a number of those are big conference schools. He has offers from Kansas State, Iowa State, Arizona State and Washington State as well as offers from Tulsa, Memphis, Wyoming and Arkansas State.
Those schools see all the talent the 6-foot, 160-pound senior has. It shows on nearly every play. He's touched the ball 118 times between rushes and receptions. He's turned those touches into 1,057 yards and 15 touchdowns. That's nearly nine yards per touch and a touchdown nearly every eight touches.
And running back probably isn't even his best position. He's most likely to play cornerback at the next level.