A skilled pass rushing defensive end who was one of LSU's first commitments in the Class of 2013 ... Committed to LSU on March 28, 2012 ... A consensus three-star prospect by all of the major recruiting services ... Honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as a two-time all-state and all-district performer during his prep career at Winnfield Senior High School ... Earned first-team Class 2A all-state honors as a senior in 2012 while making 69 tackles and nine sacks along with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries on the year ... Guided Winnfield Senior High School to a 10-2 mark and a berth in the second round of the Class 2A state playoffs in 2012 ... Recorded 75 tackles with 10 sacks and two interceptions returned for touchdowns en route to an honorable mention all-state selection during his junior season in 2011 ... Led Winnfield to the 2011 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 2A State Championship Game with a 14-1 mark ... Winnfield suffered its only defeat of the 2011 season to John Curtis in the 2011 2A state title game held in the Superdome in New Orleans ... Earned back-to-back first-team All-District 3-2A honors in 2011 and 2012 ... Also a two-time All-CENLA selection by The Alexandria Town Talk ... The 19th-ranked weakside defensive end recruit nationally and 15th-ranked prospect in the state of Louisiana for the 2013 recruiting season by Rivals.com ... Tabbed the No. 20-ranked weakside defensive end in the country and No. 18-ranked player in Louisiana for 2013 by 247Sports ... Rated No. 46 among defensive ends nationally by Scout.com and No. 52 by ESPN ... Coached at Winnfield High School by Andy Pyles.
Born on Nov. 2, 1994 ... Goes by "M.J." ... Parents are Michael Patterson, Sr., and Kim Vincent.