Michigan Football is projected to land elite LB Branden Jennings

Michigan football’s 2021 recruiting class looks like it will get a major boost on Friday, at least that’s what the crystal balls say about Branden Jennings.

The world of recruiting can change in an instant and on Friday, it looks like Michigan football will add a game-changing player to its 2021 recruiting class.

Earlier this week, Branden Jennings, a top-100 linebacker, decommitted from Florida State and immediately, Michigan football was one of the programs mentioned.

After all, Jennings was previously a top target of the Wolverines and he visited Ann Arbor last September for the game against Army.

However, he had family ties to the Seminoles and committed to Florida State, that is until this past week when he announced he was re-opening his recruitment.

On Thursday, he said he would announce his new school on Friday, before his team’s next game and soon after, a flood of crystal balls started to come in for Michigan football.

Sam Webb of the Michigan Insider dropped his crystal ball at 9:19 a.m., the same time as national recruiting expert Steve Wiltfong. Now, there are seven total projections of Jennings to the Wolverines, including three from FSU insiders and one from Miami insider Andrew Ivins.

And if you read what Webb wrote ($) after talking with Jennings’ high school coach, you will definitely believe that’s coming to the Maize and Blue.

“It turns out that the renewed dalliance between the two sides is more than a few days old. The Wolverines had previously shot up Jennings’ list last fall when he visited for the Army game. So when he began second guessing his Seminole future recently, Michigan was one of the first schools he inquired about.”

Adam Geis, who is Jennings’ coach also had this to say about the Wolverines:

“I know they’re very high on the list,” Geis said of Michigan. “I know he’s talked to several of the coaches a few different times. I would say they are extremely high on the list right now.”

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker is drawn to the appeal of playing in the Big Ten conference and Geis said he believed he would be a perfect fit. Devin Bush Jr. is a name that has drawn some comparisons here about a linebacker from Florida doing well in Ann Arbor.

Another key thing that Geis told Webb is that Miami isn’t the favorite just because Jennings brother is playing there. In fact, he said that could help Michigan, which to me, was maybe the most important thing he said.

When the top three of Michigan, Clemson and Miami was announced, I’ll be honest, that I thought Miami was it, since it’s close and the timeline was so short. But Jennings visited Michigan already and is tight with Mike Zordich and as Webb reported, the relationship has been building again.

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Crystal balls aren’t always correct, but when it’s this close to a commitment, they tend to be right, so it would be very surprising if Jennings chose anyone but the Wolverines.