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When Shea Patterson's NCAA Eligibility Decision Will Likely Be Made

A closeup of Shea Patterson throwing the ball for Ole Miss.

AUBURN, AL - OCTOBER 07: Shea Patterson #20 of the Mississippi Rebels looks to pass against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Here's an update on the eligibility of Michigan's new five-star quarterback.

The NCAA has yet to rule on the eligibility of Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson. Here's the latest on the decision.

Patterson, a former five-star recruit, has appealed the NCAA for immediate eligibility in 2018. The former top recruit transferred out of Ole Miss following the Hugh Freeze scandal.

Usually, a non-graduate transfer will have to sit out a season before playing. But, due to the NCAA sanctions hitting Ole Miss, the players transferring out of the Rebels' program are seeking immediate eligibility.

A decision on Patterson's status isn't coming anytime soon, though. CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd has the latest:

In addition to Patterson, (attorney Tom) Mars is assisting Nixon, a receiver now at UCF; Deontay Anderson, a safety now at Houston; Jarrion Street, a linebacker now at UAB; Jack DeFoor, an offensive tackle at Georgia Tech; and Van Jefferson, a wide receiver now at Florida.

The entire waiver process is expected to take until late March or early April, Mars estimated.

So, it's going to be a couple of months before we learn anything about Patterson. If eligible, he's almost surely going to start.

You can read the full update on Patterson and his former Ole Miss teammates here.