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Shea Patterson Announces He's Transferring To Michigan

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)

Ole Miss sophomore quarterback Shea Patterson has announced where he's headed.

Last week, it was reported that Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson had been given permission by the program to explore transfer destinations. It looks like he's made up his mind.

Patterson, a former five-star quarterback who has been Ole Miss' starter since the end of the 2016 season, will transfer to Michigan. Patterson announced the news himself via Twitter on Monday afternoon.

"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. I am now excited to announce my commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at The University of Michigan. It's time to go to work. #GoBlue

Here's the tweet:

Patterson, before suffering a season-ending knee injury against LSU, had thrown for 2,259 yards and 17 touchdowns against nine interceptions.

Patterson's decision to transfer comes after Ole Miss was handed down some significant penalties from the NCAA. At the moment, it's unclear whether Patterson will be eligible to play in 2018.