Michigan added a transfer QB on Monday afternoon in former Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson. The former No. 1 recruit at his position announced via Twitter that he is headed to Ann Arbor for his final years of eligibility.?
Patterson comes to Michigan as a member of the 2016 class – where he was ranked as the nation’s best QB. He’s had family ties to the Wolverines dating back to his childhood, when he grew up a fan of the Wolverines.
— Shea Patterson (@SheaPatterson_1) December 11, 2017
The hype surrounding Patterson’s inevitable commitment to the Wolverines started a few weeks ago, as fans were campaigning for the QB to come to Ann Arbor, as the QB position has been largely a disappointment in Harbaugh’s tenure. Most of that is due to the position’s performance in the 2017 season.
It hit a peak following his visit to Michigan over the weekend – accompanied by two other Ole Miss transfers, in Deontay Anderson and Van Jefferson. Following his visit, his commitment was simply a matter of time, not a matter of if.
Finally, mid day Monday, the commitment came, and the Wolverine faithful took a breath of fresh air.
Patterson – who threw for over 3,000 yards in 10 games over two seasons while at Ole Miss – brings a QB talent that hasn’t been seen at Michigan since the Lloyd Carr era.
He brings a style of play similar to that of Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Johnny Manziel. A style that Michigan hasn’t seen in some time. An air-raid-esque man under center, Patterson’s fit into the offense will be interesting. Though it’s expected that the playbook will do some fair adjusting to fit his explosive play.
TWL will have a deeper breakdown of Patterson’s game soon.
The Wolverines just made their already stacked 2018 roster an even scarier one by adding a proven QB.