There’s a new heir to JJ McCarthy as the Michigan football Quarterbacks of the future.
On Friday, the Wolverines ended up as a five-star quarterback Jadyn Davis, ranked #4 overall quarterback by 247Sports Composite rankingswho also had offers from Tennessee, Ohio State, Penn State and North Carolina and Alabama, among others.
Davis, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound dual-threat quarterback at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, made his announcement on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” as two of UM’s youngest five-star recruits in front of him; Jabrill Peppers and Rashan Gary.
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“I am extremely honored to announce that I will be committing to the University of Michigan for the next 3-4 years,” said an emotional Davis as he donned a hat with a block M. “Michigan did a great job recruiting my whole family.
“Me and Coach Harbaugh have a great relationship. He recruited me and I think it shows when the head coach has a one-on-one relationship with the quarterback.”
Aside from McCarthy (who is ranked 25th overall in the Class of 2021, Davis is three spots behind at 28th), Davis is the highest-rated UM quarterback recruit out of high school since five-star Ryan Mallett (No. 5). total) in 2007.
Davis, now 17, received his first offers when he was 13. Alabama and Georgia were among the first.
Davis completed 72.5% of his passes (221 to 305) for 3,425 yards and 43 touchdowns during his junior season. The pro quarterback led Providence Day to the NC Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I state championship and was named Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year and North Carolina Mr. Football.
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UM has used its momentum, built from back-to-back wins over rival Ohio State, to swing key high school players like Davis.
The Buckeyes made a late push for Davis after Dylan Raiola, the No. 1 QB in the Class of 2024 and son of former Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola, was released from Ryan Day’s program in mid-December, but the Wolverines held on.
It’s a massive win not only for Harbaugh, but also for offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore and quarterbacks coach Kirk Campbell after the baton recently swung and missed two of the top local QB targets.
The Wolverines failed to land Detroit King’s Dante Moore (rated No. 5 overall in the class of 2023), who committed to Oregon before signing with UCLA. UM also struck with Salines CJ Carr (the 5th-seeded QB in 2024), grandson of former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr.
Just before Davis announced his school of choice, he said he decided to commit now so there would be time to build a class around him.
“I’m a guy who comes in, helps build this class … and makes it the #1 recruiting class in the country,” he said. “Call to the blue nation. I love everything about being a Wolverine and I can’t wait to get up there and earn my job.”
Harbaugh seems to have his man now, as Michigan ranks #3 in the Class of 2024 with 10 commits (one five-star and six four-star commits), behind only Georgia and LSU. Ohio State is seventh.
This article originally appeared on the Detroit Free Press: Michigan Football lands Jadyn Davis, five-star QB for the Class of 2024
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