Last month, the Ohio State Buckeyes lost four-star linebacker Kane Patterson from their 2019 class. Now, Patterson has found a new program to commit to: the Clemson Tigers. He made the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday.
#ALLIN #WeTooDeep pic.twitter.com/uEJnc8LKmj— Kane Patterson✞ (@kane_patterson4) September 4, 2018
Patterson is a highly touted recruit, receiving over 25 offers from some of the top programs in the country. The likes of Ohio State, Alabama, and Auburn were just some of the schools that made offers to the Tennessee native.
Standing at 6-foot-1, 225 pounds, Patterson is graded as the ninth best inside linebacker, seventh best prospect in Tennessee, and 199th best national recruit in his class.
With the addition of Patterson, Clemson now holds the No. 5 ranking in the 2019 recruiting battle, with an average recruit grade of .9012. While it may seem like the Urban Meyer investigation played a role in his decommitment from OSU, the Tigers made an offer to the Nashville native on Aug. 5. A few weeks later on Aug. 24, he announced his decommitment.
Currently, the Buckeyes come in at No. 12 in the 2019 recruiting rankings (No. 1 in the Big Ten), and will be on the move to find more top prospects to fill in the class.
We wish Kane all the best, as he continues his academic and athletic pursuits.