OXFORD, Miss. – Quarterback Shea Patterson announced Monday he is transferring to Michigan. It is not clear yet whether the top-ranked dual threat quarterback from the 2016 recruiting class will be eligible for the 2018 season.
Patterson visited Ann Arbor this weekend, along with Ole Miss wide receiver Van Jefferson and safety Deontay Anderson.
In 2017, his first full season as the Rebels’ starting signal-caller, Patterson threw for 2,259 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The sophomore suffered a season-ending knee injury (posterior cruciate ligament) in October in the Rebels’ game against LSU.
This year the Wolverines played Wilton Speight, John O’Korn, and Brandon Peters at quarterback, en route to an 8-4 season–good enough for fourth place in the Big Ten East.
Alex Malzone and Speight announced a month ago they are transferring, leaving Peters and Dylan McCaffrey as the returning quarterbacks.
In 2017, Michigan threw a total of 301 times in twelve games, completing 164. The Rebels threw the ball 434 times, completing 281. That’s a 36.1 attempts per game for the Rebels, compared to 25.08 attempts per game for the Wolverines.