What Khaleke Hudson Likes About Shea Patterson

What Khaleke Hudson Likes About Shea Patterson

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What Khaleke Hudson Likes About Shea Patterson

ANN ARBOR, Mich — Most eyes re: Michigan football’s fall camp are on the quarterback competition, with newcomer Shea Patterson grabbing all the headlines.

And for good reason, considering that, as a recruit, while committed to Ole Miss, he was a five-star and the top-rated quarterback in his class.

On Monday, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said that he’s been impressed with how Patterson has acclimated to the system since arriving in Ann Arbor in January.

“He’s really having a grasp of the offense, number one,” Harbaugh said. “That’s the biggest thing. The time on task of really learning the nuances of the offense is greatly improved since the spring.”

But he’s getting high accolades from someone who wants to put him on his back — at least in fall camp.

Now, Michigan VIPER Khaleke Hudson can’t actually tackle Shea Patterson in fall camp, unless he wants to ride the pine for awhile. But, even if he wanted to, Hudson says that Patterson is really showing, not only his mettle, but why he was such a highly coveted quarterback as a recruit.

“He’s a good quarterback – he’s definitely a good quarterback,” Hudson said.  “He was the number one quarterback coming out of high school for a reason. It’s all showing now. He has good accuracy. He’s a mobile quarterback. He’s good on his feet. He’s good at extending plays. He’s been giving us a challenge – all of the quarterbacks have been giving us a challenge – but I feel like they’re all doing great.”

But Patterson presents a different challenge, Hudson says.

While none of the quarterbacks on Michigan’s current roster are statues, Patterson, in particular, is known for his ability to use his legs.

For a linebacker like Hudson, that means really being on your toes.

“It’s hard because he’s mobile,” Hudson said. “He finds the holes in the line. You just gotta try and chase him down. It’s all you can do, for real. Like I said, he’s good throwing on the run. He’s just a threat in every way.”

Harbaugh said he hopes to have a starter named “sooner rather than later.” Whether or not that gets announced in advance, Michigan fans will know for certain who their quarterback will be on September 1, when the Wolverines take on Notre Dame in South Bend at 7:30PM.

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