Shea Patterson won’t be an LSU Tiger, and his brother is not one anymore.
Patterson, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound five-star quarterback from Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, committed to Ole Miss over LSU and Southern California on Tuesday. His brother, Sean, is no longer a graduate assistant at LSU, Patterson’s father, also named Sean, confirmed Tuesday to The Shreveport Times. Sean left the program last week, his father said.
Shea Patterson, the third-best pro-style quarterback in the nation, originally committed to Arizona as a freshman, but decided to re-open his commitment last summer. Sean Patterson joined LSU’s staff last year. He had previously been on the staff at Arizona. Sean is reportedly joing the staff at Ole Miss.
Shea Patterson passed for 2,428 yards, 38 touchdowns and three interceptions last year en route to leading Calvary Baptist to the Division III select state championship.
“After months of thoughtful consideration, I’m eager to announce the school that I will be attending and getting my degree from and playing football for in 2016,” Patterson said at an announcement ceremony, before ducking behind a podium momentarily.
He soon emerged wearing a white Ole Miss hat.
“That school is the University of Mississippi,” he said.
Patterson is expected to graduate in December and plans to enroll in school early.
Patterson was seen as a long shot for LSU to land. The Tigers have a commitment from Florida’s Feleipe Franks, the No. 1-ranked dual threat quarterback in the nation. He verbally pledged to LSU over the summer.
The Sun Herald contributed to this report.