Lenoir City's Patrick receives football scholarship offer from Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- It might be a different shade, but Lenoir City's Camion Patrick has the opportunity to continue wearing orange.

The Tennessee football staff has offered the standout wide receiver a scholarship. Patrick, a junior, is a part of the 2013 signing class.

"Coach (Jim) Chaney (UT's offensive coordinator) contacted Coach (Mike) Zeller (Lenoir City's head football coach)," Patrick told Local 8 Sports Wednesday afternoon.

"I was in the middle of basketball practice and he (Zeller) came over and told me. I use to watch them (Tennessee) play all the time, and I know they like to throw the ball a lot and I've always wanted to play for them," Patrick continued.

After playing quarterback as a sophomore at Clinton High School, Patrick shined this past season at Lenoir City. He had 41 catches for 771 yards and five touchdowns. Patrick was just as dangerous running the ball. He averaged nearly ten yards a carry on 49 attempts.

As for his immediate prep playing future, Patrick said he's "looking forward to getting bigger, getting better, and getting the ball and scoring touchdowns."


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  • by lee Location: clinton on Jan 1, 2012 at 12:23 AM
    Camion is a gifted athlete, but was not the starting QB at Clinton last year...Alex Willard was. When willard went out with a concussion Cam filled in for 1 game. Look at last years stats they tell the true story.
  • by Bwhite Location: Knoxville on Dec 22, 2011 at 11:08 AM
    Congrats to this kid. But why are we offering him and letting one of the best running backs in the state go to kentucky.
  • by GoBigRed Location: Loudon on Dec 22, 2011 at 06:52 AM
    First of all I would like to congratulate Camion on the offer. That is an honor that he should be proud of. Secondly, what kind of Redskin fan would I be if I didn't remind the viewers that in this past seasons "Battle of the Bridge", he was held to 2 carries for 3 yards. 7 in a row! Go Big Red!

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