Ole Miss Gets Hit With Major NCAA Violations
Former Calvary Baptist quarterback Shea Patterson will have to make some tough decisions in the next few weeks.
Patterson spent two years of his high school career at Calvary before finishing up at the IMG Academy in Florida. After his high school career he made, what could still be called a surprise, decision to take his talents to Ole Miss. But now, it might a second situation where choosing Ole Miss could be a surprise as well.
Ole Miss is going to be experiencing tough times over the next few years. Here's more from the Louisiana Radio Network:
"In national sports news headlines, the NCAA has delivered a major blow to Ole Miss and coach Hugh Freeze following a years-long investigation. After the university received a notice of allegations on Wednesday, they announced it has self-imposed a one-year bowl ban for the 2017 season, and Freeze charged with violating his responsibility legislation and that the school lacked institutional control. The NCAA alleges more than 20 violations and more coming."
So if Patterson decides to stay, he's never going to play in a bowl game, he's going to have less scholarship talent around him, and will possibly be playing under different coaches. None of which sounds like a place a blue-chip wants to showcase himself for the next level.
It might be too fresh to know what Patterson's plan is, but it almost feels like it would be crazy for him not to consider leaving this situation.