Michigan Football: Latest on Jadyn Davis as spring visit now expected

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Michigan football is still working on five-star quarterback Jadyn Davis and here’s where things stand for the Wolverines. 

By now, Michigan football fans were really hoping that the commitment of five-star quarterback Jadyn Davis would be all locked up.

Over the summer and even into the fall, it sure looked like Michigan football was going to have a verbal pledge from Davis by the end of the 2022 calendar year.

However, the timeline has changed a couple of times. It’s hard to know why exactly that is. Some have speculated that it has to do with Jim Harbaugh. There has also been talk of NIL becoming a bigger factor and with a five-star quarterback, that wouldn’t be surprising.

Davis would do well at Michigan. There’s no doubt that about. But, he wouldn’t have a guaranteed deal before he even signed as a recruit, unless Michigan football really changes its ways.

The Wolverines have the Jim Harbaugh factor to sell and Michigan has done a great job with J.J. McCarthy. He’s going to be an early-round pick and potentially a first-rounder at some point. So Davis should feel good about what playing for Michigan could mean for the NFL.

And it sounds like, despite some of the delays in the timeline, Michigan is still in a good spot. Steve Wiltfong of 247 sports said on his latest episode of “Wiltfong’s Whiparound” that he still “really likes” where Michigan stands in this recruitment. He also said Davis was going to visit during the spring.

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Davis has visited Michigan football four times and the Wolverines have an 88-percent chance to land his commitment according to the On3 prediction machine. All of the crystal ball projections from 247 sports also have Davis going to Michigan.

But, North Carolina, Clemson, Ohio State, and potentially Georgia could get back into the mix. He’s ranked 17th overall in the 2023 class according to the On3 consensus rankings and wrapping up his commitment has to be a priority for the spring.

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If he keeps delaying, Michigan football has to offer some other quarterbacks. Kendrick Bell was a late take at QB in 2023, yet he’s more of an athlete. So it’s a huge need and if Davis doesn’t commit sometime this spring, the Wolverines have to expand their board.