Michigan football is expected to land Branden Jennings, a former Florida State commit on Friday and it sounds like that could spurn another flip from FSU.
But before that happens, it looks like the Wolverines will be adding a commitment from another former Florida State commit and that’s Branden Jennings, a top-100 linebacker in 2021.
Jennings decommitted from Florida State earlier this week and announced that was going to make a decision Friday, with a top three of the Wolverines, Clemson and Miami.
But soon after Jennings announced his decision date, crystal balls started flooding in for the Wolverines. The Futurecast picks at Rivals have done the same and basically, every expert is now projecting Jennings to land with the Wolverines.
Could Jennings commitment help flip Omarion Cooper?
Yet, it could have more meaning than just adding another stud linebacker to the 2021 class, in fact, according to EJ Holland of Rivals ($), it could help cement the flip of Cooper.
“Let’s say Michigan does land Jennings. That would go a long way with three-star Florida State commit Omarion Cooper. As I mentioned earlier today, Rivals does not allow reporters to put in flip picks, but if I could I would. I have strong reason to believe that Michigan has put itself in a position to steal Cooper from the Seminoles.”
Obviously, the fact that Holland said he would flip his pick and is basically now predicting Cooper to wind up with Michigan is huge news. The Wolverines have been making a strong push for weeks now with Cooper, especially with FSU struggling and it’s working. Even before the news of Jennings, momentum was growing for a flip.
Cooper is listed as a four-star prospect according to the 247 sports composite rankings, with him coming in at No. 278 overall. The 6-foot corner also ranks 18th at his position and with just three-star Ja’Den McBurrows committed right now, Michigan desperately needs another one.
Jennings is ranked as the No. 82 overall player in the 247 composite for 2021 and actually he ranks even higher according to Rivals at No. 52 overall.
If Michigan football was able to get both, plus Rayshaun Benny, who is announcing his commitment next Sunday, that would be significant and suddenly, a defensive class once weak on four-star recruits won’t be any longer.