Cross Patton, Son of Outkast Rapper Big Boi, to Play Football at Oregon

Georgia high school running back Cross Patton, the teenage son of legendary Outkast rapper Big Boi, committed to the Oregon Ducks on Friday.

Patton, a diminutive speed back out of Woodward Academy (Atlanta, Ga.), stands just 5-foot-7 and 185 pounds, but has proven to be incredibly elusive. He picked the Ducks as a preferred walk-on rather than accept a scholarship offer from a handful of Division I FCS programs including Butler, Columbia, Seton Hall and Virginia State.

While Patton fits the mold of past hip hop recruits as a celebrity addition that brings gloss to a school’s recruiting class – in the mold of Puff Daddy’s son Justin Coombs and Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus, both of whom committed to UCLA – Patton may have a better chance at success. The senior has long been counted out as undersized but was wise enough to pick a program that has always been built around blinding speed, something he has in spades.

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Source: USA Today