Michigan football landed its 28th commitment in the 2024 class and the second cornerback in Jeremiah Lowe. Here are three thoughts.
28 commitments seems like a lot but Michigan football hit that number of pledges in the 2024 class on Thursday by landing three-star cornerback Jeremiah Lowe.
Lowe is 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, and is ranked 1,098 overall via the 247 Sports composite rankings. I know that’s not the kind of ranking that Michigan football fans want, but after missing out on Bryce West and Aaron Scott,Lowe is a solid addition along with Jo’Ziah Edmond who the Wolverines flipped from Purdue.
Lowe is ranked where he is for a reason, but Michigan football’s Steve Clinkscale certainly has an eye for talent and he’s very familiar with Lowe according to EJ Holland of The Wolverine, who reported that Clink’s son is teammates with Lowe.
Michigan football has the sixth-ranked class in 2024 according to the 247 Sports composite rankings and here are three thoughts on the Wolverines 28th commitment.
A rebound with upside
It’s a common theme but many Michigan football recruits are guys that have a lot of upside. And with the way that the staff has been able to evaluate players and develop them, the Wolverines have been right on prospects more than the recruiting services.
That doesn’t mean that Michigan football is always right. But there’s a reason the Wolverines have kept Lowe on the board. According to Holland, Clink has always liked his upside.
"“U-M co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Steve Clinkscale has built a strong relationship with Lowe and is high on his upside. He is a top priority, and Michigan is making him feel like that down the stretch.”"
It would be nice if Michigan football had a composite four-star committed at cornerback, but U-M has also shown it can take a three-star with upside, and get four-star production.
A solid haul at cornerback
Like Edmond, Lowe has good ball skills. I couldn’t find his stats but you see him making interceptions and having a knack for finding the ball during his highlights.
Lowe isn’t super fast or athletic, but Michigan has a great strength and conditioning program. Both Edmond and Lowe are guys that the Wolverines need to develop and I don’t see the Wolverines adding another body at cornerback.
Zaquan Patterson is more of a safety. That being said, it’s a good haul, especially with the timeframe Michigan football had to work with after Scott committed to Ohio State.
I wouldn’t have guessed that Michigan football would have 28 commitments that this point but I’d be surprised if that didn’t reach 30.
The Wolverines are pushing for Patterson but they just missed on Bennett Warren, an offensive tackle, so that could be a position addressed along with nose tackle and also wide receiver where the Wolverines have had some recent misses.
For the most part, Michigan has done a stellar job and is looking toward 2025. There have been some misses along the way, but the 2024 class is a top-10 group right now with a blue-chip ratio well over 50 percent.