Jim Harbaugh and Michigan need a quarterback, and he’s not going to find a better one than Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson.

According to Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade, that connection may be happening. Rowland reports the Wolverines are the favorite to land Patterson, who is expected to be eligible immediately in the aftermath of the NCAA investigation at Ole Miss.

A 5-star recruit in the 2016 class, he started three games as a true freshman when Chad Kelly suffered a season-ending injury. Patterson managed 880 yards with six scores in those three appearances before opening the 2017 campaign under center.

Although his sophomore year ultimately ended due to a PCL tear in his right knee, Patterson averaged 322.7 yards per game. He tossed 17 touchdowns and led the Rebels to three wins.

Harbaugh has attracted a couple of touted quarterback recruits to Ann Arbor, but the position went through severe problems in 2017.