While the Michigan basketball program may have gotten some unfortunate news today, it looks like things are going pretty well for their football program.
The program already landed a commitment from a 4-star running back last week.
Now they know who will be handing the ball off to that running back.
According to 247 Sports’ Steve Wiltfong, 5-star quarterback Jadyn Davis has committed to play for the Michigan Wolverines.
BREAKING: 247Sports five-star QB Jadyn Davis commits to #Michigan. Jim Harbaugh was the difference. "I love that man. I’d run through a brick wall for him. He’s someone I’m looking forward to playing under and being under his tutelage to develop my game.” https://t.co/vUbh0MfLeu pic.twitter.com/bVIAUUO03v
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) March 31, 2023
Davis revealed that the opportunity to play for Jim Harbaugh was a big factor in his decision to play for the Wolverines.
I love that man. I’d run through a brick wall for him. He’s someone I’m looking forward to playing under and being under his tutelage to develop my game.
Davis is the 4th-ranked quarterback in the Class of 2024 and had also received offers from some other big college football programs. Those programs included Ohio State, Penn State, North Carolina, Clemson, and Tennessee.
With Davis committing to play for Michigan, their recruiting class has now moved up to the 3rd best in the nation for the Class of 2024 behind only Georgia and LSU.
Davis has set the Wolverines up to smoothly transition from one 5-star quarterback to another.
JJ McCarthy was also a 5-star recruit coming out of high school and with him only entering his junior year, there’s a good chance he’ll still be the starter when Davis arrives in Ann Arbor.
That would give Davis a year to acclimate to the college game before taking over the starting job.
By then, there could be a lot of pressure on him from the second he would take over as the team just made their second consecutive College Football Playoff appearance and are favored to make another this year with McCarthy under center.
Now that the Wolverines have landed a top running back and quarterback for 2024, they could have themselves in position to be a tough team to beat in the Big 10 for a while.