The question that’s been haunting Michigan fans all season may finally have its answer.
Originally reported by Chris Balas of The Wolverine, and confirmed by The Wolverine Lounge, Shea Patterson will be immediately eligible to play in 2018.
Patterson transferred to Michigan in January from Ole Miss. He wasn’t granted immediate eligibility due to not being a graduate transfer. The controversy surrounding Ole Miss’ program, involving Patterson and other players being ‘misled’ as recruits by former head coach Hugh Freeze, resulted in Patterson having a strong case for immediate eligibility.
It’s been four months of ups and downs in then level of confidence that Patterson would be granted eligibility.
Now, that confidence seems to be definitive with an announcement coming as soon as tomorrow and as late as next week.
Patterson was listed as a betting option for the Heisman Trophy on Bovada. Walter Football projects him as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He will compete for a starting job with redshirt sophomore Brandon Peters, redshirt freshman Dylan McCaffrey and true freshman Joe Milton.