The Michigan football program has found its quarterback.
On Monday afternoon, former Ole Miss star Shea Patterson officially announced his commitment to Jim Harbaugh’s program. Patterson made his commitment with a brief statement on social media.
“Thank you to the wonderful people, teammates and coaches at Ole Miss. It is a special place and I will always have great memories of my experiences in Oxford,” Patterson wrote. “I am now excited to announce my commitment to continue athletic and academic career at The University of Michigan.
“It’s time to go to work.”
— Shea Patterson (@SheaPatterson_1) December 11, 2017
Patterson recorded 2,259 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions during his sophomore season before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
In the seven games he played, Patterson threw more touchdowns than Michigan quarterbacks did in the entire year (9).
With the transfer to Ann Arbor now official, Eminem has been reunited with former Arizona recruiting coordinator Matt Dudek, who was with the Wildcats when Patterson initially committed to the school before leaving to take the same role with the Wolverines.
Patterson had made an official visit over the weekend.
Now, the wait begins to learn whether Patterson will receive a waiver from the NCAA that would make him eligible to play immediately.