Should Michigan Football be worried about two 4-stars flipping?

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Michigan football has 19 blue-chip recruits committed as part of the 2024 class, but is there a reason to be concerned about two of them? 

The past few weeks have been a little up and down for Michigan football recruiting. Sunday wasn’t a great day as four-star cornerback Aaron Scott chose Ohio State over the Wolverines.

It was expected and predicted by most experts. Still, Michigan football fans held out hope, especially since the Wolverines did such a great job with his recruitment.

It leaves some cause for concern at the cornerback position moving forward in the 2024 class, but as I said on Sunday, I have confidence in Steve Clinkscale.

A big worry going forward for Michigan football might be holding onto the commitments of four-star twin brothers Jerod Smith and Jacob Smith.

On Friday’s episode of Kentucky Sports Radio, Matt Jones, a Kentucky insider, reported this about the Smith brothers: “Kentucky might be about to flip these guys in the very near future.”

Jacob Smith committed to Michigan football this month after Jerod committed in May. Jacob is a four-star EDGE and is ranked No. 211 overall in the 2024 class via the 247 Sports composite rankings. Jerod Smith is a defensive lineman ranked 227th overall.

How worried should Michigan fans be?

I’d say there’s definitely a reason to be concerned. The Smith brothers just transferred to the state of Kentucky for their final season of high school football, putting them even closer to Kentucky.

The Wildcats were finalists for Jacob Smith and it sounds like there’s a chance that both Smith brothers could be visiting Kentucky sometime this fall.

If that happens, I’ll be even more worried. Jones is generally in the know for Kentucky sports and there’s a strong buzz about the Wildcats flipping the Michigan football commitments. 

That would be a tough pill to swallow, especially on the heels of missing out on Scott. It also doesn’t look good for Warren Bennett either, so the last thing the Wolverines need is a pair of four-star defenders flipping their commitments to Kentucky.

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Surely, defensive line coach Mike Elston and Jim Harbaugh will do all they can to prevent it from happening, but the Wildcats have things going in their favor as well.