ESPN’s “College GameDay” is broadcasting live from campus, and the hope is it further boosts the profile of every program.
Several football targets are expected to attend the game at AT&T Stadium, and Patterson knows the No. 1 way to get them more interested in his program.
“You want to play well,” Patterson said. “That’s always a key for people. I’ve had kids reach out, here this week after last week, maybe we were off their radar, now we’re back on their radar and we haven’t even played [Ohio State] yet.
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“That’s one of the reasons you play Ohio State.”
It’s not just a big weekend for football, either. The men’s basketball team is hosting a couple recruits as well.
Jalen Hill, a small forward out of Ed W. Clark High School in Las Vegas, and Damion Baugh, a combo guard out of Tennessee Preparatory, are in town this weekend and will be attending Saturday night’s football game.
Hill is a four-star prospect while Baugh is a three-star, according to 247Sports.