Kingfisher's Derek Patterson a late catch for TU

BY ROBERT PRZYBYLO, Staff Writer, Published: February 2, 2011

KINGFISHER — You'll have to forgive Kingfisher quarterback Derek Patterson if he is still not able to put into words what signing with Tulsa means to him.

At this point last week, Patterson wasn't sure if he was going to play for a Division I football school.

He was looking at some smaller in-state schools when Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers said Tulsa was interested.

“I got the call Thursday, and it got pretty exciting in a hurry,” Patterson said.

Patterson, recruited as an athlete, did a little bit of everything for Kingfisher. But a little bit of everything doesn't always get noticed. And despite his production on the field, there were questions about his health.

“I don't think it's hit me yet that I'm really going to Tulsa,” Patterson said. “It will later, but right now I'm too excited.”

Patterson was one of several recruits to orally commit to Tulsa last weekend.

“That's all right. We just have to show everybody what we can do,” Patterson said.

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