Michigan Wolverines news: It’s Jadyn Davis decision day, a transfer in hoops, and more

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In our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup: It’s Jadyn Davis decision date, Michigan basketball lands Nimari Burnett and more. 

The date has finally arrived. That is, of course, the commitment date of long-time Michigan football target Jadyn Davis.

The five-star quarterback who is ranked 28th overall according to the 247 sports composite rankings and fourth among quarterbacks in the 2024 class, is set to announce his decision Friday at 1:30 PM EST on ESPN, and Michigan football is the heavy favorite.

Really, it’s been since last June that the Michigan Wolverines have been the top contender for Davis. That’s when the first expert projections started to come in.

At this point, all of the crystal ball projections, the futurecast picks from Rivals, and all the expert projections from On3.com have Davis choosing the Michigan Wolverines.

It would be another huge recruiting win for Michigan football, which already landed top-100 running back Jordan Marshall in the 2024 class, who is ranked third in the state of Ohio. Davis would be another recruit that Ohio State wanted too.

The Buckeyes made the top five for Davis along with Clemson, North Carolina, Tennessee, and of course, the Michigan Wolverines. However, it looks like the Maize and Blue will win out as they are expected to finally land the five-star QB they have been missing the past two recruiting cycles.

Michigan Wolverines dip into the transfer portal

In case you missed it, the Michigan Wolverines added Nimari Burnett to the basketball team via the transfer portal on Thursday and there’s a lot to like about the move.

Burnett was a former top-40 prospect according to the 247 sports composite rankings and is from Chicago, just like Juwan Howard.

Juwan recruited Burnett really hard out of high school and the Wolverines just lost out on his commitment to Texas Tech. Burnett transferred from there after his first season to Alabama and then suffered an injury that cost him the 2021-22 season.

This past season, he started nine games for Alabama but has played in just 39 career games up to this point. He did average a made 3-pointer per game last season and shot 32 percent from beyond the arc. The 6-foot-4 guard will also be a defensive upgrade and if Kobe Bufkin does enter the NBA draft and doesn’t return, Burnett could be his replacement.

Like Bufkin, he’s got a lot of untapped potential. He was also still working his way back to 100 percent last season and if the Michigan Wolverines can help him get back to what made him a top-40 prospect, they could really have something. He also would have three years of eligibility.

Other Michigan Wolverines news

Since we all love when Michigan beats Michigan State in anything, it’s worth noting that the Michigan Wolverines men’s tennis team won its 19th straight match against the Spartans on Thursday. The fifth-ranked Wolverines are 16-2 on the season and 3-0 in the Big Ten.

The Michigan baseball team will open a three-game set on Friday against Illinois on the road. The Wolverines are 13-11 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten. Michigan’s softball team will play three games at Nebraska this weekend. U-M is 15-13 overall, as well as a 1-2 in the Big Ten.

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