Michigan football is looking to bring in the crown jewel of their 2024 recruiting class in Providence Day (NC) five-star quarterback Jadyn Davis.
Jadyn Davis’ recruitment
The Wolverines’ coaching staff officially offered Jadyn in May of last year; since that offer, Davis has visited Ann Arbor three times. First, in July for Michigan’s BBQ at The Big House recruiting event, secondly, week two’s night contest against Hawaii (U-M won 56-10); and finally, in week nine when Michigan battled for the Paul Bunyon trophy vs. Michigan State (U-M won 29-7).
Jadyn Davis had a remarkable junior season, throwing for 221/305 3,425 yards and 43 touchdowns to six interceptions and a 72.5 percent completion percentage. Davis led Providence Day to a 12-1 state championship season and won North Carolina’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Jadyn Davis is currently the 19th-ranked overall prospect in the 2024 class, the 3rd-ranked quarterback in the 2024 class and the top-ranked ranked player in North Carolina via 247sports.com. Davis stands just over 6-feet-tall and weighs in at 190 lbs. Watching his tape, Davis is very accurate in the short to intermediate range and has a beautiful deep ball.
It always seems like he puts the ball where only his receivers can make a play on it. Good pocket presence, athletic enough to extend plays and pick up first downs. If he continues on this level of progression, I could see Davis vying for the No. 1 overall QB ranking in the 2024 class.
Michigan football could use Davis
Michigan needs to land Davis for a number of reasons, starting with missing out on 2023 five-star QB Dante Moore from Detroit MLK. Losing a blue chip prospect out of your own backyard is hard enough, let alone being the most important position in football.
While I don’t want to take anything away from Cade McNamara, JJ McCarthy proved he is an elite QB that made plays when Michigan needed them.
The Wolverines don’t beat Ohio State in Columbus with 2021 Cade McNamara. McCarthy’s NFL-caliber arm and running ability had a very good Ohio State defense out of sorts. Plainly put: 5-star gonna 5-star, and Jadyn Davis fits the bill of a elite quarterback prospect.
Michigan football is not the only elite level program vying for Davis’s letter of intent; Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee, Penn State, North Carolina and Ohio State are also trying to bring in the talented five-star. Obviously, Ryan Day and Ohio State would love to steal the Wolverines’ momentum on the Jadyn Davis recruiting trail.
In the coming days, Ryan Day and Brian Hartline — the Buckeyes’ OC — will be meeting with Davis in an attempt to sway him to Columbus. For OSU, this would be more than another 5-star; it’s one less 5-star that heads to Ann Arbor.
Michigan is leading
Currently, Michigan football is the crystal ball leader with five predictions on 247sports.com. The Wolverines have a prediction from 247sports director of football recruiting Steve Wiltfong, and yesterday received a crystal ball from the South Carolina insider Hale McGranahan.
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