Published: Mon, December 11, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Shea Patterson Officially Commits To Michigan

Shea Patterson Officially Commits To Michigan

Ole Miss teammates Van Jefferson & Deontay Anderson joined Patterson this past weekend for a visit at MI including watching the Wolverines overtime win over UCLA in basketball.

Patterson (knee) announced Monday that he will transfer to Michigan, Nick Baumgardner of Detroit Free Press reports.

"It's time to go to work". While the NCAA announced all Ole Miss seniors could transfer without sitting out the requisite season, other players will have to appeal to the NCAA first.

The signal-caller visited for U-M's basketball game on Saturday against UCLA, along with two of his Rebel teammates - redshirt sophomore receiver Van Jefferson and sophomore safety Deontay Anderson. It is also unclear if he will be eligible to play immediately in 2018, though Patterson will likely petition the NCAA in order to be declared eligible.

Patterson, who spent his first two seasons at Ole Miss, visited MI over the weekend along with two other potential Ole Miss transfers, Deontay Anderson, a safety, and receiver Van Jefferson.

Whether Patterson is able to play next year or not, he immediately adds a talented (and experienced) arm to the quarterback room at MI. The junior completed 115 of 173 passes and also ran for 165 yards. He joins a quarterback group that includes redshirt freshman Brandon Peters and freshman Dylan McCaffrey.

If Patterson, is eligible, he will be the starter and could make MI the favorites in the Big Ten.

Peters was a calming force when he took over the starting role, throwing for four touchdowns and no interceptions, but the coaching staff was cautious with him in the passing game. McCaffrey was a true freshman and didn't play this season.

Patterson was a five-star recruit and the No. 4 overall player in the class of 2016, when he committed to Ole Miss.

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