Football Recruiting

Tennessee Linebacker Kane Patterson Decommits from Ohio State

Kane Patterson Ohio State Recruiting Buckeyes

Recruiting fallout from the Zach Smith saga and Urban Meyer suspension has not been unexpected, and on Friday night it was reported that 4-star 2019 linebacker Kane Patterson had decommitted from Ohio State.

Patterson committed to Ohio State on July 9, choosing the Buckeyes over offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and others.

Patterson was a First-Team All-State running back in 2017, rushing for 1,003 yards with 23 touchdowns. Defensively, he finished with 64 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss. As a sophomore in 2016, he tallied 75 tackles with 18 tackles for loss and five sacks.

It remains to be seen if Ohio State will be involved again with Patterson down the road. The Buckeyes’ 2019 class now stands at 14 commits, though Patterson may not be the final departure.

15 Responses

  1. Best of luck on the kid finding a college that suits him. Nothing in this article confirms that this is fallout! No quotes from the recruit stating why, only that he is de-committing. It is not like decommitment never happens, unfortunately now and into the future, every possible recruit that doesn’t commit or decommits to/from OSU will be fallout! Please fill your stories with relevant facts, and then we can track fallout together.

  2. Signing day is months away in February. He can be swayed back if OSU really wants to. A lot can change between now and when recruits have to sign. In the end he and his family will choose the school that is best for him.

  3. I think the sad part about everything is that we still dont have all the facts on the alleged incident, but everything being discussed is about Urban like he committed domestic violence and nothing has actually been focused on Zach Smith’s punishment or the injuries to Courtney. It’s just sad. We know the world hates Urban, but they hate Ohio State even more.

  4. Appears this young man has more values than just football. Good for him.

    1. IF he decommitted from THE Ohio State, I guess getting drafted in the NFL was not his goal.

    2. Stupid comment, but what do we expect from a hater.

  5. Great move by a young man with morals / integrity that realizes there are things more important than football.

      1. Yea like playing for a crappy fen’ sec team.
        I live in the south but can’t fen’ fen stand em’, or sometimes can’t even understand em’

  6. Best of luck – those who stay will be Buckeyes!

  7. Just thought I would try to cheer everyone up a bit……from 1972-74 TTUN went 30-2-1 and never went to a bowl game….lol!

  8. if they dont want to be a Buckeye i dont want them on our team anyway,

  9. Coaches around the country are making phone calls to convince kids to change their minds from going to OSU. Hopefully we won’t lose more than 2 or 3 recruits.

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