I like this last line:
"They need a shot-blocking contest," Patterson said. "I can win that."
Sounds like he would fit right in on our defense. (yes... & our offense, too.)
Patrick, we need you... but more importantly, we want you to come to Duke. The fit is just too perfect to pass up.
"...Man, who even now finds scarce breathing room on this vast globe, cannot retire from the Old World to some yet undiscovered continent, and wait for the slow action of such causes to replace, by a new creation, the Eden he has wasted".
-George Perkins Marsh (1864)