Should Michigan Football be worried about a 2024 EDGE commitment?

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Michigan football has put together a stellar class of EDGE recruits in 2024, but Clemson and other programs could be working to flip one of them. 

After a somewhat disappointing 2023 recruiting class, at least in terms of the blue-chip percentage, Michigan football has rebounded in a big way in the 2024 class.

The Wolverines have the fourth-ranked class in 2024 according to the 247 Sports team rankings with a total of 26 commitments. That’s a big number, but what’s even more impressive is the fact that 19 of those commitments are ranked as four-star prospects or higher (blue chips).

That’s a really impressive ratio too. Anything over 50 percent is good. You want your roster to have more blue-chip players than not and with 73 percent of the 2024 commitments ranking as blue-chips right now, Michigan football is in a good spot.

However, there could be a reason to worry about at least one blue-chip commitment as the Clemson Tigers have reportedly continued to recruit four-star EDGE Dominic Nichols. This is from Brice Marich of The Michigan Insider. 

Should Michigan worry about Clemson flipping Dominic Nichols?

Nichols is 6-foot-6, 250 pounds out of Maryland. He’s ranked No. 446 overall and 33rd among EDGE prospects in the 2024 class via the 247 Sports composite rankings.

The talented pass rusher committed at the end of June, which makes it a little worrisome that other teams haven’t given up.

Nichols has a ton of raw talent though. Michigan football has proven it can develop those kinds of athletes into NFL pass rushers. However, Marich reported that a visit to Clemson could even be in the works as they are still after Nichols. 

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There hasn’t been any visit confirmed but if there is one, that would be another reason to worry. It doesn’t sound like anything to worry about yet, but with so many blue-chip commitments, it’s not shocking to see other programs trying to poach some.