Calvary quarterback Shea Patterson, who is ranked as the top-rated high school QB by Scout.com, is expected to make his school choice on Tuesday.
Ole Miss, Southern Cal and LSU are believed to be among his short list from about 25 scholarship offers extended to him.
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LSU has just three scholarship quarterbacks on its roster, and Feleipe Franks, the top-ranked dual threat QB in the nation for the class, has been committed to the Tigers since June.
The odds are long for LSU to land both Franks and Patterson. Two top-five quarterbacks in the same class don’t often sign with the same team.
“What does Franks do if Patterson commits? There’s a lot of debate about which one is the better guy,” said Mike Scarborough, recruiting reporter for Rivals.
“It would be tough for Shea Patterson to be the other quarterback,” said Shea Dixon of 247Sports. “LSU would love to have both, but they’re battling for two of the best quarterbacks in the country. Feleipe jumped on LSU first. Shea is not short of offers.
“I wouldn’t be suspired if they ended up with one of them and then someone (else) that wasn’t a five-star quarterback.”