Shea Patterson’s request to become immediately eligible for Michigan in the 2018 season is at a “standstill,” his lawyer told CBS Sports.
Patterson, who could potentially be Michigan’s starting quarterback in the fall, announced his transfer to Michigan from Ole Miss in December. Patterson and five other Ole Miss transfers left the SEC program after it was issued NCAA sanctions.
It initially looked like there was a good chance for Patterson and the other players to be given waivers and declared immediately eligible at their new schools. But the process is still ongoing three months after it began.
Patterson’s attorney, Thomas Mars, told CBS Sports that the NCAA received Patterson’s full transfer package on Feb. 26. However, the NCAA still needs to send the package to Ole Miss and there is a 10-day period for the school to review the package.
“So, from a technical rules perspective, despite having all the information for the past two weeks, Old Miss could continue to keep its position on the Shea Patterson waiver request to itself for at least another two weeks,” Mars said. “In the meantime, as everyone knows, the process is at a standstill.”
Two weeks ago, Land of 10’s Sean Keeler spoke with NCAA policy experts about the chances of Patterson being declared immediately eligible and when he could find out.