Report: Shea Patterson Granted Permission to Talk to Other Teams

According to the report, Patterson is exploring his options and hasn't committed to leaving Ole Miss.

Shea Patterson. Photo by Steven Gagliano

Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson has been granted the right to explore the possibility of transfer to another university, according to the Ole Miss Spirit.

Patterson has reportedly submitted a “permission to contact” form to Ole Miss, which will allow him to talk to other schools and other schools to contact him. Michigan, USC and UCLA are possible destinations. 

Patterson only played in seven games this season for the Rebels before he went down with a torn PCL against the LSU Tigers. Prior to the injury, he had thrown 2,259 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Patterson’s move follows the NCAA ruling on recruiting violations on Friday, in which the Rebels got hit with a 2018 bowl ban in addition to the 2017 self-imposed ban.

The Ole Miss Spirit’s unidentified source said Patterson has not committed to leaving Ole Miss and is merely exploring his options.

As of right now, only rising seniors are allowed to transfer out of the program to a different school without having to sit out a season. Patterson will be a junior next season.

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