Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has landed a high profile transfer quarterback.
Now-former Ole Miss signal caller Shea Patterson announced Monday that he will leave Oxford, Miss. to join Harbaugh's Wolverines. As of now, Patterson would have to sit out the 2018 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but could petition to play immediately due to NCAA infractions placed on the Rebels. He suffered a season-ending knee injury in a 40-24 loss to LSU on Oct. 21.
— Shea Patterson (@SheaPatterson_1) December 11, 2017
Despite missing the final five games of the 2017 season, Patterson still finished with 2,259 passing yards and 17 touchdown passes to nine interceptions in seven games as a sophomore.
Patterson also threw for 880 yards and six touchdowns to three interceptions in three games as a freshman in 2016.
Should Patterson become eligible to play next season, he would likely be in a battle with Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffery for the starting role. Peters, Michigan's expected starter in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina, appeared in five games for the Wolverines this season, throwing for 486 yards and four touchdowns to zero interceptions. He missed Michigan's game against Ohio State with an injury.
Dwayne Haskins, who could play against Patterson for the next couple years, seemed intrigued by the transfer:
Rivalry just got a little more interesting bro https://t.co/nl8EFeOeKL
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) December 11, 2017