Shea Patterson is among three Ole Miss Rebels transfers who will reportedly be visiting the Michigan Wolverines this weekend. Amid the NCAA scandal and sanctions imposed on the program, Patterson, alongside Van Jefferson and Deontay Anderson will visit Ann Arbor this coming weekend. Head coach Jim Harbaugh is courting them, hoping to get them all aboard for the Wolverines in 2018 and beyond.
This is obviously pretty major news, as Ole Miss would be without its star signal caller if and when he does indeed decide to leave Oxford. Jefferson and Anderson are no slouches themselves, either.
Despite redshirting this year, Anderson was a standout safety in his freshman season, landing on the SEC’s All-Freshman Second Team in 2016. Jefferson, meanwhile, comes off a year in which he had success catching the ball, amassing 42 receptions, 456 yards and a touchdown.
The Wolverines are in the market for a QB as both Wilton Speight and John O’Korn are transferring. Harbaugh would be left with Brandon Peters and star recruit Dylan McCaffrey, a part of the notable McCaffrey clan, a prized talent himself who redshirted in 2017. Getting Patterson, who’s proven himself a worthy QB, would certainly be a coup for Michigan. Having one of his reliable pass-catchers in Jefferson wouldn’t hurt too much either, and bringing in Anderson to a terrific defense would be a boost, too.
All three players are reportedly seeking transfer waivers from the NCAA.