Notre Dame signee Jarrett Patterson was one of the final pieces to the puzzle as the Irish closed up the No. 10 recruiting class in the country on National Signing Day, choosing Notre Dame over UCLA and, to a lesser extent, Michigan.
His paperwork has now been submitted and the recruiting process is history, but now he’s still hearing plenty of grief from opposing fans feeling scorned.
“It makes me laugh still seeing people tweet at me about how I will never see the field. Thank you for the extra motivation and fuel,” Patterson tweeted on Friday night.
He didn’t actually say which fans had continued to harass him since signing with the Irish. However, if he’s truly seeing a number of tweets about not having a chance to see the field the sentiment is a little off base.
Patterson is the highest-rated (4-star) of four Notre Dame offensive linemen added in the Class of 2018. And, while the Irish had the best offensive line in college football in 2018, they did just lose Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson graduation/the NFL draft.
That certainly doesn’t mean that Patterson will play immediately, but there are going to be opportunities for him to earn some important practice reps and what he does with them from there will give him the chance to prove those doubters wrong. Clearly, he’s fired up for that chance.
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