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Shea Patterson named MVP of the 2016 US Army All-American Bowl

The five-star Ole Miss commit was head and shoulders above the other QBs, tossing a pair of touchdowns and making his case to be highest-rated signal caller in the country.

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Even in a game that featured the top quarterback prospects in the nation, Shea Patterson was easily the best quarterback on the field in Saturday's US Army All-American Bowl. On a day where beastly defensive fronts forced most of the passers into rocky performances, the five-star Ole Miss commit went 6-of-10 for 90 yards and a pair of beautiful touchdown passes en route to earning the game's MVP trophy.

Shea's team, the West, cruised to 37-9 win.

Patterson came into the game ranked by 247Sports as the No. 2 QB behind Georgia commit Jacob Eason, who was named the US Army Player of the Year on Friday. But the experts might be reconsidering after Eason's two-turnover day was clearly overshadowed by Shea's performance.

Here's the director of recruiting at Rivals:

And here's a national analyst for Scout:

And SB Nation's own Bud Elliot:

Here's Shea tossing a brilliant 35-yard touchdown dime off the ole flea flicker.

And here he is a few drives later tossing another score.

Shea's ability to roll out and release the ball on the move really reminds you of Chad Kelly, which means he should be an absolutely perfect fit for Hugh Freeze's spread offense. Throw in the receiver talent that will be surrounding him at Ole Miss (Van Jefferson and Damarkus Lodge, who joined last season, and D.K. Metcalf, who also played in the Army Bowl, are all four-stars) and there's really no limit to how productive Patterson can be in Oxford.

Here he is picking up his MVP award after the game.

And how cool is this?

Is Mique Juarez a Landshark?

The five-star linebacker out of Cali announced Ole Miss and UCLA as his final two earlier this week (though he's still planning a trip to Tuscaloosa), but most folks think he's a Bruins lean. But what did he do after notching a sack in the Army Bowl?

And guess what Juarez tweeted this morning:

Hugh Freeze needs linebackers bad. Grabbing the top-ranked guy in the country would go a long way in fixing that.