Quarterback Shea Patterson to transfer to MI

Rachel Hardy
December 12, 2017

Shea fills a big need for Big Blue at quarterback.

Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson announced on Monday that he intends to transfer to Ann Arbor, where he has the ability to jumpstart the MI offense. Patterson was the No. 1 rated quarterback in the 2016 recruiting class and in 10 games at MS he completed 60.7% of his passes for 3,139 yards with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The 20-year-old is not immediately eligible to play as of now, contingent with NCAA transfer rules requiring athletes to sit out one year upon transferring to another FBS school.

Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh plays catch before the Wolverines' game against Ohio State. Patterson was allowed to explore the possibility of a transfer after the NCAA gave its ruling on Ole Miss' off-field issues from the Hugh Freeze era.

Patterson took to Twitter today to let everyone know he will soon becoming a Wolverine.

But before we get there, who is Patterson?

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Patterson, who was on campus for an official visit this weekend, threw for 2,259 yards (63.8 percent completion rate), 17 touchdowns and 9 interceptions at Ole Miss last season. For his Ole Miss career, he averaged 313.9 yards passing in 10 games.

Patterson needs a waiver to be eligible in 2018.

Seven Ole Miss players have announced their intentions to transfer, while rumors circulate around several more. After a knee injury cost him the final five games of 2017, Patterson is expected to be healthy enough to play. He has also performed well in limited duty at "Ole Miss". He threw for 1,533 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, after throwing for 2,428 yards and 38 touchdowns as a junior and 2,655 yards and 34 touchdowns as a sophomore in Louisiana, where he earned back-to-back All-State QB honors by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

"Brandon welcomes competition", Peters said.

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