On Monday, Ole Miss sophomore quarterback Shea Patterson announced he would be transferring to Michigan. Patterson was the No. 1 rated quarterback in the 2016 recruiting class and in 10 games at Mississippi he completed 60.7% of his passes for 3,139 yards with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He still needs a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible to play immediately, but most expect that will be granted to all players transferring from Ole Miss.
Here is some of the Twitter reaction from his announcement;
Big step toward Michigan winning the 2018 Big Ten championship. Yeah, I'll throw that out there. https://t.co/xuImLHCsnm
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) December 11, 2017
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 11, 2017
Shea Patterson announced he plans to transfer from Ole Miss to Michigan.
Patterson has passed for 300 yards in 7 of his 10 career games.
Michigan has passed for 300 yards in 5 of 38 games under Jim Harbaugh. pic.twitter.com/oKHLcuKPRC
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 11, 2017
Has been speculated about and now official. Big time pick up for @UMichFootball and Jim Harbaugh! Shea is a dual threat that has 2 years of starting experience. Not to mention he’s joining a veteran team for 2018! https://t.co/ThwMuaP4kl
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 11, 2017
Jim Harbaugh just poached one of the SEC's best QBs in Shea Patterson. If the NCAA allows him to play in 2018 the Wolverines become a title contender. #CFB
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) December 11, 2017
Okay now just throw it deep 🤲🏽
— Tarik Black (@LetmeRockk_) December 11, 2017
One thing my beautiful mom taught me is to never run from anything 〽️🏈🤫💯 #DontSleepOnMe
— Joe milton #7 (@Qbjayy7) December 11, 2017
Patterson gives Michigan a ready made playmaker at quarterback, something the Wolverines haven’t had a in a long time. He will join a quarterback room that includes Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffrey and will also include incoming freshmen Joe Milton and Kevin Doyle, giving the Wolverines depth they haven’t had at quarterback in a really long time.
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