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2018 4-Star tackle Jarrett Patterson talks Jim Harbaugh’s new focus, U-M workout facility, and more

Michigan needs more brute force along the offensive line

The Michigan football team can use some help along the offensive line, and landing 4-Star offensive linemen Jarrett Patterson would bolster the unit going forward.

The 6-5, 285-pound tackle from Mission Viejo spoke with Maize ‘N’ Brew, providing some details about Jim Harbaugh’s thought process heading into the 2018 season, the new weight room facility at U-M, among other topics.

Patterson spoke with Harbaugh recently and the coach told him about the Outback Bowl loss and how to make next season better. “Coach Harbaugh told my family and I he really thought hard after the tough bowl loss. He said he went over it for many days trying to piece together what went wrong and how they can fix it for next year.” Patterson said.

While the 2017 season was disappointing for the program, Patterson believes things will get turned around in a hurry. “While the team was really young last year, there is no excuses but they have learned what they need to fix and are going to be more motivated than ever to win it all,” he said.

Patterson believes he and Harbaugh can have a special relationship. “I think it can be special because at the end of the day, he will always fight for his guys.”

When asked what type of player he is, Patterson gave a detailed answer. “I’m someone who will always lead. I don’t care if it’s my freshman year, sophomore year, etc. It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you want to step up then do it and take charge. I am also smart, can make quick and decisive decisions, and move fluently in space.” Patterson said.

Michigan football has a new state of the art workout facility, with a basketball court and other amenities, Patterson is impressed by it. “The new facilities are awesome. It gets the players excited to be there and the strength coaches. You spend a ton of time there so to have a brand new space is something to work and play for.” Patterson says.

Currently, Patterson is visiting Notre Dame. We will find out before long if his final destination is Ann Arbor.

Patterson is the No. 214 prospect in the 2018 class, 17th OT, and 32nd ranked player in California.