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Michigan football is trending for top 5 player in MI

The Wolverines are red-hot in the 2024 class, and could keep the momentum going with another major in-state commitment.



Michigan football, top-ranked in-state recruit Brandon Davis-Smith
Dec 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Mazi Smith (58) celebrates a play against the TCU Horned Frogs in the 2022 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Harbaugh and his Wolverines are a force to be reckoned with regarding the 2024 recruiting class. So far, the 2024 Michigan football recruiting class ranks top-2 in the nation; the Wolverines are also trending with a top-ranked in-state recruit: 2024 four-star defensive lineman Brandon Davis-Swain out of West Bloomfield, MI.

Jim Harbaugh needs to defend his state

With the Michigan football program on the rise right now, Jim Harbaugh needs to make a strong push for Davis-Swain to land his commitment. The Wolverines will never be able to defend their status as one of the top programs in the sport of Michigan football cannot land some of the top players in their state — take Ohio State for an example; for years, the Buckeyes had their entire state on lockdown and landed just about every significant talent there was.

Recently, other programs have been able to take some of these top-ranked Ohio recruits, such as running back Jordan Marshall, who recently committed to Michigan.

Michigan football must make a push for top-ranked in-state recruit

According to three of the four major recruiting outlets, Brandon Davis-Swain is a four-star in-state defensive lineman, though rankings vary from site to site. The Rivals Network is the highest on Davis-Swain, ranking him as the No. 5 defensive lineman and the No. 2 player in the state of Michigan.

Davis-Swain is listed as a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive lineman; he recently released his top five remaining school choices, and the red-hot Michigan football program made the cut.

Brandon Davis-Swain will choose from the following schools when the time comes to commit:

  • Purdue
  • Colorado
  • Auburn
  • USC
  • Michigan

Right now, Michigan football has the best odds of landing his commitment, according to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine (25.8%), though the race is still close.

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