In the wake of the NCAA’s ruling last week to ban Ole Miss from playing in the postseason in 2018 following an investigation that revealed 15 Level I violations, several Rebels players have requested permission to contact other schools in search of a transfer.
Among those is quarterback Shea Patterson, defensive back Deontay Anderson and wide receiver Van Jefferson — all of whom are expected to visit Michigan this weekend, according to ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren.
Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh met Anderson outside of Ann Arbor on Tuesday, according to VanHaaren, and the sophomore shared a photo of himself sitting across from the coach at a restaurant on his SnapChat account.
VanHaaren later added that Harbaugh also met with Patterson on Tuesday.
Ole Miss has granted permission to its players to seek transfer following the NCAA’s ruling, which will keep the Rebels out of the postseason for a second straight season given this year’s self-imposed bowl ban announced in February.
Patterson, a top recruit in the 2016 class, threw 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions in seven games this season.
Ole Miss went 6-6 this season under interim coach Matt Luke, who took over following the resignation of Hugh Freeze for personal misconduct in July.