Walhalla kicker Patrick Nations has earned national accolades for his performances in various kicking camps, but typical for kickers, that hasn’t translated into offers, yet. But he is talking to several programs.
“I’m hearing a lot from USC,” Nations said. “They are number one right now. I’m also hearing from Clemson, Georgia Tech, East Carolina and Coastal Carolina. USC told me they really like me. I talk to Coach Hutzler quite a bit, and I’ve talked to Coach Bentley. It’s just going to come down to numbers. They haven’t been specific but I’m hoping for a full scholarship.”
Nations also has talked to Clemson about his options there.
“Clemson told me they liked me but if I got anything, it would be a preferred walk-on.”
So at this point, Nations feels more inclined to focus on the Gamecocks. He went to a pair of games in Columbia this season.
“They’ve got a real young team,” he said. “They had a good year and they are going up. They’ve got a bright future and I like the staff.”
Nations said he will take visits in the next couple of months to USC, Clemson and Georgia Tech.
With a background in soccer, Nations has a very strong leg and has hit from 63 yards in camp. His career long in a game is 48 yards. Nations also plays receiver and safety, and he punts, so he never comes off the field for the Razorbacks.