Zaquan Patterson

  • Pos S
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 195

Prospect Info

Miami Hurricanes

  • Jersey #20
  • Class FR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2024
  • Committed 8/26/2023
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 01/21/2023

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

A hard-hitting defender that has played mostly safety on Friday nights, but could eventually grow into a three-down linebacker. Made a name for himself as a youngster in the local parks for the Miami Garden Ravens before getting varsity snaps as a freshman at TRU Prep and then winning a pair of state titles as a sophomore and junior at Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna Prep. At his best when he’s asked to come downhill and make stops near the line of scrimmage as he’s a natural body striker that is quick to sift through traffic and meet the football. Has gotten more and more comfortable in both man and zone coverage over the years and has shown on the 7-on-7 circuit that he can hang with most large wide receivers and tight ends. Has assembled some of the best special teams highlights we have seen in recent years as he has blocked multiple punts and kicks at the prep level and flies down the field like a heat-seeking missile in both punt and kick coverage. Limited testing data makes it hard to paint the full picture, but should be viewed as a versatile back-seven defender with tweener measurables that could do a variety of different things and serve as a potential chess piece for a defensive coordinator. NFL upside in an era where so many teams want to spread it out.

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  • Evaluated 01/15/2022 Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting Read

H.S. Athletic Background

Also runs track.
Posted a wind-aided 11.21 in the 100-meter dash as a junior.
2023: Won third-straight state title while at Chaminade-Madonna Prep. Finished his senior season with 49 tackles (3 TFL), 10 PBU, 7 INT, a FF and a sack. Also blocked a FG.
2022: Key player for the Lions, who went 13-1 and won a 1M state title. Totaled 69 tackles and 2 INT in 11 games per MaxPreps. Also blocked 4 punts.
2021: Helped Chaminade-Madonna Prep capture a 3A state title. Racked up 69 tackles, 4 sacks and an INT. Also blocked 3 punts and a field goal. Got some limited snaps on offense, as well.
2020: Played on varsity as a freshman at Miami Gardens TRU Prep. Invited to the FBU Freshman All-American Bowl where he was named a top performer by 247Sports.
-Andrew Ivins

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