IU waiting on academic clearance for Patrick #iufb

CHICAGO — Junior college transfer Camion Patrick could become an instant impact receiver in Kevin Wilson’s offense this fall. First, he has to become academically eligible.

Wilson told reporters at Thursday’s Big Ten Media Day that the program is still waiting on clearance for Patrick to play and practice this fall. A decision is expected soon.

“With Camion, until he completes a course for us, we just don’t have the 100 percent clearance,” Wilson said. “… He’s been here all summer and we’re just waiting for some academic things that he has to do to get blessings or be cleared to be eligible for participation. He’s gonna be on the team. He’s not gonna be anywhere else. He looks awesome, off the field and in everything he’s doing.”

Patrick has three years to play three seasons. If he’s not cleared, he has two years to play two seasons. Patrick, who has drawn early comparisons to former IU receiver Cody Latimer, is a former Tennessee commit who also had offers from Kansas State and Louisville.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound receiver comes to IU from East Mississippi Community College, where he caught 42 passes for 631 yards and 12 touchdowns last season in helping that program to a second consecutive national championship. In the title game, Patrick caught eight passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns.

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  1. It would be great to see Patrick get cleared as he would be a big addition to the receivers. IU’s offense could use him as J-Shun is out for the year. I also wonder if any incoming freshman will see the field as IU recruited a couple of really good WR this past year. Based on what Coach Wilson has to say about Patrick I would think he will be cleared and be on the field catching passes and TD passes.

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