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Navarro College Offers Whitehouse Receivers Jake Parker + Coleman Patterson

Whitehouse’s Jake Parker pulls away from a defender during the Wildcats’ Aug. 23 home scrimmage against Mount Pleasant. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Two senior receivers in East Texas’ most prolific passing attack received big junior college offers Tuesday.

Whitehouse’s Jake Parker and Coleman Patterson each received an offer from Navarro College, Parker confirmed with ETSN.fm on Tuesday evening.

Whitehouse WR Jake Parker. (ETSN.fm)

The offers are the first for the receiving duo, who are two of senior quarterback and Texas Tech commit Patrick Mahomes’ four top targets along with classmates Jaylon Dews and Ryan Cheatham.

The 6-foot, 160-pound Parker leads Whitehouse in receptions and receiving yards. He enters Friday night’s District 16-4A opener at Lindale with 30 grabs for 542 yards and five scores. Patterson (6-0, 165), who missed one of Whitehouse’s first five games with an illness, has 26 catches for 474 yards and a team-leading seven touchdowns.

Whitehouse WR Coleman Patterson. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Both players put up big numbers during 2012. Parker led Whitehouse with 69 catches and finished second on the team behind Texas Tech signee Dylan Cantrell with 976 yards and nine touchdowns. Patterson caught 46 passes for 758 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior, when the Wildcats finished 10-2 with a second-round playoff appearance.

Parker and Patterson followed up their big junior seasons with solid showings at the ETSN.fm Football Recruiting Combine at APEC training facility in Tyler in May. Both clocked laser-timed 40-yard dash times of 4.5 or better.

Navarro plays in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference and has been a perennial power in recent seasons. Navarro won the JUCO national championship in 2010 and also won the title in 1989.

Whitehouse enters district play ranked No. 3 in the latest Associated Press Class 4A poll.

Whitehouse’s Coleman Patterson celebrates during the Wildcats’ 63-39 Sept. 27 home win over Carthage. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

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