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Major SEC program making a push for Jadyn Davis

There’s a major SEC program trying to poach Jadyn Davis from Michigan’s grasp.



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Michigan football has some competition for the top prospect on its 2024 big board: Josh Heupel and the Tennessee Volunteers. On Monday, it was reported that, like the Wolverines, Jadyn Davis is the No. 1 quarterback on Tennessee’s quarterback big board.

Tennessee targeting Jadyn Davis at No. 1 QB

So far, the Tennessee Volunteers have three commits in their 2024 recruiting cycle, two four-stars and one three-star. The class ranks 18th nationally thus far. After finishing the 2022 season with the program’s best record since 2001 and the Vols’ first New Year’s Six win since 1998, head coach Josh Heupel and his staff are going after five-star quarterback Jadyn Davis.

Davis has an extensive offer list, one that totals 32 teams in all, yet three teams seem to have distanced themselves from the rest: Tennessee, North Carolina (his home state), and Michigan. The Wolverines seem to still be in the lead, though it appears as if Tennessee is attempting to make a push at Davis to pry him from Michigan’s grasp.

Michigan football still the favorite to land Davis

Recently, Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports doubled down on his prediction that Jadyn Davis will be a Michigan Wolverine when it is all said and done. Wiltfong is one of the most accurate college football recruiting experts out there, so this should be taken for what it is: a good sign for Michigan football fans. There were some other big developments with Davis’ recruitment as of late, for more on that CLICK HERE.

While many thought that Davis would have committed by now, holdups with Jim Harbaugh-NFL rumors, the firing of Matt Weiss, and more have seemingly slammed the breaks on that for the time being. Still, all the Wolverines need to do now is seal the deal, though this is something that Michigan football has been struggling with as of late.

Another concern has been NIL, which is something that the Michigan Wolverines do not have working in their favor. The University of Michigan is behind in the NIL game right now for the most part — the Wolverines will not be able to offer Davis a cash deal as a recruit or before he arrives on campus like some other schools will. Tennessee, a major recruiting player in the SEC, will likely do exactly that.

As of right now, there’s no reason to worry about Davis’ recruitment — Harbaugh and Co. seem to have that locked down for the most part — but Tennessee is a school to keep an eye on as we enter the bulk of recruiting season this spring and summer.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.