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No. 1 Michigan football recruiting target catches the eye of major PAC-12 program

The Oregon Ducks have taken interest in the No. 1 Michigan football recruiting target.



Michigan football recruiting, Bryce Underwood
Apr 13, 2019; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh looks on during the spring football game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The primary focus of all college football programs right now remains on the official visit season with the 2024 recruiting class. June is a crucial month for recruiting, which has become evident for Jim Harbaugh and his Wolverines over the past few weeks. However, the 2025 class is also important, and recently, the top Michigan football recruiting target in that class — the No. 1 recruit in the nation, Bryce Underwood — caught the eye of a top PAC-12 program.

Top Michigan football recruiting target earns major offer from Oregon Ducks

The Oregon Ducks, who are competitive on the field and a significant threat on the recruiting trail, offered a scholarship to five-star Michigan quarterback Bryce Underwood, who is the Wolverines’ top target. This offer adds yet another major program to Michigan’s list of competitors.

Bryce Underwood is currently the top Michigan football recruiting target in the market, and for good reason. The five-star quarterback hails from Belleville High School, which is close to Ann Arbor, and is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 player by ON3. Additionally, he is widely regarded as the consensus top quarterback in the country, making him a high-priority target for the Wolverines as the successor to Jadyn Davis in the Maize and Blue.

Just over a week ago, Bryce Underwood announced that the Oregon Ducks are the latest team to offer him and show great interest in his recruitment. This adds another team for Michigan football to compete with, as Underwood had previously received offers from Alabama and Auburn, making it a multi-conference recruiting race.

For Michigan football recruiting, landing Bryce Underwood would be a massive achievement for several reasons. One notable reason is the statement it would make — the Wolverines already have a five-star quarterback and have secured a five-star QB in the class of 2024 (Jadyn Davis) to succeed McCarthy when he heads to the NFL in 2024 or 2025. Michigan aims to set a program record by having three consecutive five-star QBs, which would extend their national title window for years to come.

It is still too early to determine where the nation’s top recruit will commit, but current indications point towards the Maize and Blue. However, as more prominent programs take notice of Underwood, it is worth keeping an eye on which teams enter the race, particularly in these early stages.

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