Former five-star quarterback recruit Shea Patterson has decided to transfer to Michigan. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Former Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson, the top-ranked quarterback recruit of the 2016 class, announced Monday on Twitter that he will transfer to Michigan.

Patterson was touted as a five-star quarterback prospect prior to his career at Ole Miss. In seven games with the Rebels this year, Patterson threw for 2,259 yards, 17 touchdowns and 9 interceptions with a completion rate of 63.8 percent.

Coach Jim Harbaugh has brought in another quarterback, opening up a potential battle for the starting job next season. (Rebecca Gallagher/MJ)

Patterson took an official visit to Michigan this past weekend prior to his announcement.

Ole Miss was dealt sanctions from the NCAA this year following a lengthy investigation surrounding the institution, leading the NCAA to allow all Ole Miss players entering their senior season a chance to transfer without sitting out a season.

Patterson is entering his junior season next year and will need to apply for an individual waiver from the NCAA to be eligible for the 2018 season.

If he is ruled eligible by the NCAA, Patterson would compete with Brandon Peters, a redshirt sophomore in 2018, and redshirt freshman Dylan McCaffrey for the starting job next year.