Freedom Sophomore Scott Patchan was essential in his team’s victory over Steinbrenner this season. He totaled 6 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 2.5 sacks in the contest and put his name on the Tampa High School Football Map. Unfortunately, an irritating back injury would cut Scott’s season short and he was unable to compete after this breakout performance. Patchan is now 100% healthy and hopes he can impress at this weekend’s BCP Ignite Camp.
Question: What expectations do you have for this weekend’s showcase?
Answers: I want to come out and do the best of my abilities. I am going to work as hard as I possibly can and I hope to be able to take home a blue T-Shirt [MVP Shirt].
Q: You come from a football family that is all quite large (Scott’s brother Matt is 6’6 and played OT for UF and his father played at UM and in the NFL). What do you predict your height to be this weekend?
A: I was 6’3 as a freshman and measured 6’5 at the beginning of this season but I hope I am taller now. I am tired of being the runt in the family (Note: Patchan is only 15).
Q: Is there anyone you are excited to go against this weekend?
A: This is my first experience at a camp and I am very excited to go against all the top-notch competition. I know Corey Martinez will be there and he is considered one of the best offensive linemen in the state. I think it would be an honor to go up against him because I could learn a ton. He is at the level I want to be at in a few years.
Q: Have you started to hear from any colleges yet?
A: I have gotten a few letters but nothing huge yet. Coaches from Virginia and Kentucky did stop by Freedom to get information on some of us this week.
Q: What are your expectations for Freedom next year?
A: I want to be able to make it to the playoffs. My teammates and I work really hard throughout the year and it would be great to be able to get there.
– Anthony Peace