Patterson said on his Instagram account, "First and foremost I want to thank the man above for blessing me with this opportunity. Secondly, I want to thank the people who have been in my corner and supported me through it all. Lastly, I want to thank Virginia Tech and the people I met there for a memorable 3 years. With that being said, I'm excited to announce I'll be finishing up my academic and athletic career at the University of Florida."
Patterson graduated from Dreher in 2018.