June 9, 2006

Patterson increases speed in spring workouts

South Carolina defensive end and incoming freshman Adam Patterson would like to do his part in besting the Buckeyes this November. Days after signing, he received workout videos from Michigan coaches and drills from defensive line coach Steve Stripling to practice.

Working with his coaches at Richland Northeast High School, Patterson has bettered his footwork, while increasing speed, quickness, explosiveness and honing his technique.

He has reduced his 40-yard dash time from 4.64 seconds to 4.49 seconds while turning a little bit of the fat he still had into muscle.

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