Calvary Baptist Academy (Shreveport, La.) quarterback Shea Patterson ended his recruitment Tuesday afternoon picking Ole Miss over LSU and USC.
“Just being able to have that relationship with Coach (Hugh) Freeze,” Patterson said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that I was their guy. I’ve been wanting to go there for so long and I can’t wait to start recruiting for them. Ole Miss all the way.”
Patterson, a junior, is ranked No. 3 overall in the Rivals 100.
Patterson was able to resist the pull of LSU in his home state.
“LSU obviously is in my backyard, and the majority of my friends are LSU fans, so it was kind of tough,” he said. “I loved being around Death Valley and had a great time. But I couldn’t really see myself playing there, and it didn’t seem like a good fit.”
He was originally committed to Arizona, but decommitted before his junior season.
This season he led Calvary to its second consecutive state title; over the last two seasons he’s thrown for 5,083 yards, 72 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.
Here’s what the Rebels are getting in Patterson.
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