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VIDEO: Jadyn Davis is reason for excitement among Michigan football fans

Jadyn Davis is one of the most talented commits that Michigan football has seen in recent years.



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Sep 2, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh prepares to lead his team onto the field prior to the game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Fair warning, what I’m about to say is incredibly controversial and could shock some people. Jadyn Davis is very good at football. The five-star class of 2024 quarterback committed to play for Michigan football in late March, and each day since, it looks better and better for the Wolverines.

The summer season is when players typically attend camps and take official visits. What this means for the fanbase is that there’s plenty of film coming out, showcasing just what he’s capable of.

Michigan football five-star commit Jadyn Davis has an elite arm

At the end of the day, you want your quarterback to be able to throw the ball down the field so their wide receivers can make a play. Lucky for Michigan football fans, the future is looking incredibly bright in that department. They have JJ McCarthy currently on campus and well within the Heisman race.

Jadyn Davis is committed and ready to go for the class of 2024. There’s even have a solid chance they could gain the commitment of the No. 1 quarterback in the class of 2025, Bryce Underwood.

For Jadyn Davis, it doesn’t get much better than him in the arm category. While he’s only ranked the No. 4 quarterback in the class of 2024, this comes primarily due to his size. Here’s a small sample of just what he can do without pads:

Throws like that are simply not normal, especially when you consider just how accurate it was off of his back foot. The best part of it all is the fact that he can be just as accurate while in pads.

Davis stands at 6-foot, 202 pounds, which is relatively small compared to most other quarterbacks at the college level. Despite this, with accuracy and decision-making as solid as his, he should have nothing to worry about.

Jadyn Davis plays shockingly similar to a recent top-NFL draft pick

When thinking about his overall size, people worry about things such as toughness and the ability to stay healthy. Concerns about being able to see over his offensive linemen might even pop up.

Still, one particular quarterback who happened to go No. 2 overall in the recent 2023 NFL draft had very similar criticisms coming out of high school. Bryce Young, the former Alabama quarterback, and 2021 Heisman Trophy winner, stands at just 5-foot-11, 197 pounds.

Despite his size, his mobility and overall football IQ more than made up for it and allowed him to be as elite as it gets in college. Not to say this is Jadyn Davis’s trajectory, but overcoming this slight obstacle as a quarterback is very doable. If anything, Davis has a slight advantage over Young with his extra inch of height to see over the defense.

With Jadyn Davis continuing to show why he’s rated a five-star, Wolverine fans have every reason to be excited about the future. He has the touch, accuracy, arm strength and overall IQ to be an elite quarterback for Michigan football.

With one more season remaining at the high school level, he could still get even better. Michigan football is already at the top of college football, and with recruits like Davis coming in, they could get even better.

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A recent graduate from Kalamazoo College, Tyler has four years experience in sports writing. He currently works as assistant editor for Blue By Ninety and specializes in a variety of sports such as football, swimming and diving, and basketball.