Published: Thu, December 14, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Former Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson Will Transfer To Michigan

Former Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson Will Transfer To Michigan

With Ole Miss facing a two-year bowl ban for NCAA rules infractions starting this season, the team's rising seniors may transfer to another school and play without sitting out a year. This has made it extra hard to keep commits and now even returning players.

A native of Florida, Patterson was 247Sports' No. 1 quarterback prospect in 2016 after a dazzling senior season at IMG Academy.

Patterson was in Ann Arbor over the weekend, taking in Michigan's basketball game versus UCLA, and announced his decision Monday afternoon on Twitter.

It is unclear whether Patterson will be immediately eligible to play next season.

MI was in desperate need of a quarterback this season, and Jim Harbaugh just landed a new one.

Shea Patterson is headed to MI.

In 2017, he was leading the SEC in passing yards (2,259) and ranked second in touchdown passes (17) at the time of his injury. He started seven games this season before getting hurt.

Both Peters and McCaffrey will compete with Patterson, if he's deemed eligible by the NCAA, for the starting job next season.

Ole Miss safety Deontay Anderson, who is also considering a transfer to MI, and several other Ole Miss players have retained legal counsel and have petitioned to Ole Miss, the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA for instant transfer eligibility.

He joins a MI quarterback room that includes Harbaugh recruits Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffrey.

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Ta'amu completed 115 of 173 passes for 1,682 yards with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Ole Miss was 3-4 when Patterson suffered the knee injury.

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