Jamison Patton Gets Closer Look at Hawkeyes
Des Moines Roosevelt Standout Visits Iowa Football's Junior Day
There’s a saying that when momma’s happy, everybody’s happy. It’s good idea to make momma happy.
Iowa Football accomplished that Sunday with Jenni Gentosi, mother of 2023 Des Moines Roosevelt Athlete Jamison Patton. They visited campus for the Hawkeyes’ junior day event.
“It was great,” Jamison told HF. “I love going different places with (my family) and experiencing different schools. My mom enjoyed the Iowa visit. She had good things to say about the day.”
It was the fifth Iowa visit for Patton since last summer. He attended the Penn State and Minnesota games at Kinnick Stadium this past season. This stop proved more intimate.
“I got to meet with coach (Phil) Parker, learn the defense and get a feel for how he runs the defense,” he said.
Iowa offered Patton (6-2, 185) a scholarship in November. Iowa State and Nebraska offered before that, and Missouri and Washington have offered in the new year.
The Hawkeyes envision Patton fitting into their secondary.
“They see my versatility and athleticism, and think that I could help contribute to the team at safety,” he said.
He asked questions to the coaches about how they plan on using him.
“I wanted to know what safety position they see me playing, and I feel they answered it well,” Patton said. “I feel great about Iowa. I got a lot more information than past visits, so it was a beneficial visit.”
Patton visited Iowa State on Saturday. He planned visits to Nebraska and Minnesota for this coming weekend.
Rivals ranks him as a three-star prospect, the 43rd best Athlete nationally in 2023 and the No. 5 player in the state for this cycle.
As a dual-threat quarterback, Patton totaled 1,826 yards and 21 touchdowns this past fall. Defensively, he accumulated 23.0 tackles (1.5 for loss) with an interception. The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association named him second-team all-state in Class 5A.
Patton is averaging 10.0 points a game for the Roosevelt basketball team this season. He posted a .996 OPS in baseball last summer, leading the team with five home runs and 41 RBIs.