Michigan football trending toward a commitment on Thursday

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If there was any doubt going into Jacob Smith’s decision on Thursday between Michigan football and Nebraska, there isn’t anymore. 

You never want to say never in recruiting or say anything with too much certainty, but it’s definitely looking like Michigan football is going to land the commitment of four-star EDGE Jacob Smith on Thursday.

Smith visited Michigan football and Nebraska on official visits in the month of June and both of those programs emerged as the favorite.

Truth be told, Michigan football was the favorite even before the month of June. Notre Dame was the team to beat at one time for Jacob and Jerod Smith. However, once the Wolverines took the lead and got the commitment of Jerod Smith, you can sense that Jacob was likely coming.

Nebraska sure seemed to make an impression though. I’ll admit I was a little worried and until the graphic is tweeted or the words are announced, I’m always a little nervous.

The other thing making me nervous was that there was just two crystal ball projecting Smith to Michigan football. I figured that more would come today and possibly tomorrow, giving us a hint of where things are headed and it’s clear that Michigan football has all the momentum.

More crystal balls point to the Wolverines

Brice Marich of The Michigan Insider put in a crystal ball for the Wolverines, as did Steve Wiltfong, the top recruiting analyst for 247 Sports.

That’s four crystal ball projections with an average confidence level of six. The On3 prediction machine also gives Michigan football a 94-percent chance of winning Smith’s commitment.

Smith, who is ranked 211th overall via the 247 Sports composite rankings and is 6-foot-4, 230 pounds is announcing his pledge on the 247 Sports Youtube Channel Thursday. He would also be the fourth four-star EDGE to commit to the Wolverines during this cycle according to the 247 Sports composite rankings.

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Michigan football might not have any top-100 prospects in this group. There might not be a guy like Derrick Moore, however, with Mike Elston coaching them up, the sky is the limit for these guys and you can bet a couple, at least, will eventually make it to the league.