Michigan football grabbed a commitment from four-star linebacker Branden Jennings Friday and here are three takeaways on the huge addition.
In terms of Michigan football recruiting, it’s been a whirlwind over the past couple of days but Friday, the Wolverines landed their second four-star commitment in a day.
On Thursday night, the Wolverines landed former top-200 offensive tackle Willie Allen, who came as a graduate transfer and then, as expected, Branden Jennings announced his commitment to Michigan Football after decommitting from Florida State earlier in the week.
It’s hard to overstate what a good get this is for the Wolverines and their coaching staff, particularly linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary, who was vital in another recruitment.
Not long ago, the Wolverines lost three-star linebacker Casey Phinney and now, with Jennings effectively taking that spot, it turned out being a major upgrade.
Jennings, who is ranked No. 52 overall by Rivals in the 2021 class, is ranked as the No. 82 prospect in the 247 sports composite rankings. He’s also rated as the No. 6 outside linebacker, even though he’s more likely to play inside at Michigan football just as Devin Bush Jr. did.
In fact, there are a lot of similarities with Bush Jr., and that comparison certainly seemed to help. After all, Jennings father played at Florida State, just like Bush Jr.’s and it seemed to sell the idea of being a Big Ten linebacker to Jennings.
The obvious problems on the field at Florida State probably also played a factor, but Michigan was there to take advantage and beat out both Clemson and Miami for the pledge.
With Jennings’ commitment, Michigan jumps to No. 7 in the 247 team rankings for 2021 and here’s why it should have Wolverine fans so excited.