Ole Miss lifts transfer restrictions

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It could be a huge recruiting weekend for MI. Brandon Justice of TheWolverineLounge.com first reported the news.

MI coach Jim Harbaugh is in Oxford, Miss. today visiting with Anderson, who sat out this season voluntarily after claiming he was mislead by the school.

Sophomore quarterback Shea Patterson, redshirt sophomore wide receiver Van Jefferson and sophomore safety Deontay Anderson will all be in Ann Arbor this weekend and are expected to be at the Michigan-UCLA basketball game on Saturday.

Patterson, the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the country two years ago, grew up in Toledo before moving to the South. "The 6'1", 205-pound Shreveport native completed 64% of his passes this season with a 17-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio and threw for 2,259 yards in seven games.

Anderson was a second-team All-SEC selection as a freshman in 2016. Ole Miss is now facing sanctions given out by the NCAA, which is opening the door for its players to leave and consider playing elsewhere.

Jefferson, a sophomore, has 91 career receptions for 999 yards and four touchdowns. Underclassmen will have to receive a waiver from the NCAA to be immediately eligible to play. But due to NCAA infractions committed by Ole Miss and the subsequent penalties handed down the by ruling body - no bowl game in 2018 and scholarship reductions, among other sanctions - the NCAA is allowing seniors-to-be to transfer without the usual one-year absence.

Well, reports are now out that seven Ole Miss players are interested in transferring to MI. Patterson's former IMG Academy teammate and center Cesar Ruiz is a true freshman on the Wolverines.