Michigan Wolverines news: Latest injury report for Bowling Green, Kentucky flips 4-stars, and more

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In our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup, we have the latest injury report for Bowling Green, plus a huge recruiting hit for Michigan football. 

On the eve of the Michigan Wolverines’ third non-conference game against Bowling Green, Michigan football suffered a major hit to the 2024 recruiting class.

Jacob Smith and Jerod Smith, two four-star prospects according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, flipped their commitments to Kentucky.

It was something that Michigan football fans should have seen coming. The Smith twins moved to Kentucky to play their final year of high school football and SEC teams are doing NIL differently than the Michigan Wolverines which might have also been a factor.

There was some hope recently that Michigan football would hang onto those commitments, but now, the Michigan Wolverines class is ranked 12th overall. They are down to 25 pledges total with 15 ranked as blue-chip prospects via the 247 Sports composite rankings.

Latest Michigan football injury report vs. Bowling Green

Michigan football fans are surely hoping to see Makari Paige, Rod Moore, and Will Johnson on Saturday, but the latest report from Chris Balas of The Wolverine wasn’t promising.

None of the injuries sound serious, but it’s up in the air whether anyone of them actually play and it seems likely Moore won’t.

Johnson played eight snaps last week and it sounds like he could play but none of the three starters in the secondary are good bets and I don’t think any will start based on what Balas said which is essentially that if this was an important game, they would play.

However, if we get past this game and Rod Moore hasn’t played and Will Johnson has only played eight snaps, that will be a concern for me headed into Big Ten play.

Michigan Wolverines recruit Bryce Underwood has a perfect night

If you needed another reminder of why Bryce Underwood is the top-ranked overall prospect in the 2025 class according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Underwood offered one on Friday night as his team won with him throwing five touchdowns and zero incompletions.

Of course, Underwood is visiting Colorado this weekend, so it feels like the Buffaloes are becoming a threat and with the recent trend of Michigan football recruiting, it’s hard to have faith that the Wolverines will land Underwood, but it’s easy to see why he’s the No. 1 priority.

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