Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson to transfer

Lynette Rowe
December 12, 2017

The 6-foot-2, 203-pound Patterson was the No. 1 quarterback and No. 4 overall prospect in the Class of 2016, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

We spoke with his father, David Peters, in the wake of Ole Miss sophomore quarterback Shea Patterson announcing his commitment to the Wolverines, who confirmed his son loves MI.

Patterson threw for 2,259 yards in seven games for the Rebels last season with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. That place is MI where Patterson will learn from Jim Harbaugh who molded Andrew Luck at Stanford but has been unable to get sustained and consistent play from the Wolverines quarterbacks.

Patterson took an official visit to MI this past weekend prior to his announcement.

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Patterson is entering his junior season next year and will need to apply for an individual waiver from the NCAA to be eligible for the 2018 season.

If Patterson is immediately eligible, he'll compete with Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffrey for the MI starting job. Watching Patterson lead the Wolverines to a big year would be a tough pill to swallow. In his three games in 2016, he threw for 880 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions.

O'Korn is a senior, and Speight announced that he'll transfer for his final season.

We'll see if Patterson can lift MI fast. Head coach Hugh Freeze chose to pull Patterson's redshirt and start him for the final three games of the season. Safety Deontay Anderson and wide receiver Van Jefferson were on the campus as well. He committed to Ole Miss over a group of schools that included LSU and USC. All three were joined by the entire MI coaching staff, including coach Jim Harbaugh, at the Crisler Center for the Wolverines' overtime win over UCLA on Saturday afternoon. With Speight out, MI first turned to Houston transfer John O'Korn, who struggled and was replaced by redshirt freshman Brandon Peters.

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