Five-star quarterback Jadyn Davis has committed to Michigan football and here are some instant reactions for the Wolverines.
The Michigan football program has been waiting for another five-star quarterback to come along and the Wolverines finally landed the commitment of one on Friday when Jadyn Davis announced his commitment to the Wolverines live on ESPN.
Davis is ranked as the No. 28 overall prospect in the 2024 class according to the 247 sports composite rankings and among quarterbacks, he’s ranked as the fourth best. He’s also a five-star in the 247 sports composite rankings.
For Michigan football, it’s the second top-100 commitment in the last two weeks. Recently, Michigan landed four-star running back Jordan Marshall out of the state of Ohio. He was the third-rated recruit in the state of in the top 100 overall.
Marshall and Jadyn Davis were both recruits that Ohio State wanted. The Buckeyes were finalists were both and Ohio State was trying to make a push for Davis after the decommitment of five-star Dylan Raiola in December.
Ohio State hosted Davis for a visit this spring, but a trip to Michigan football a couple of weeks ago, which allowed Davis to spend time with quarterbacks coach Kirk Campbell, sealed the deal for the Wolverines.
What Jadyn Davis commitment means for Michigan football
It means that the Wolverines now have a clear succession plan for after J.J. McCarthy. The former five-star quarterback himself is going to be a junior this season and who knows, if things go as well as expected, he could be headed to the NFL.
That could give Davis an opportunity to compete for the starting job next season. Davis Warren is another name to watch and Michigan football fans should keep an eye on him this spring, but it’s clear that Davis is the quarterback of the future.
His ranking has dipped a little in recent months but he’s still a five-star according to the composite rankings and we’ll see how he plays this fall.
As far as the 2024 class, Michigan football was already ranked third before landing a five-star quarterback and that should only serve as a major boost. I’d expect more big-time recruits to hop on board and this 2024 recruiting class could be the best Jim Harbaugh has had with the Michigan Wolverines.
At any rate, it doesn’t look like the Wolverines are going anywhere, especially now that they have landed their second five-star quarterback in four years.