In our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup, Jim Harbaugh gushes on J.J. McCarthy, a new blue-chip in 2024 for Michigan football, and more.
It’s clear that Jim Harbaugh loves this Michigan football team and also that he really loves his quarterback, J.J. McCarthy.
You can’t blame him. McCarthy is a head coach’s dream. He’s unselfish, extremely talented, and his teammates love him as much as the head coach.
There has been a lot of talk about how McCarthy can be in the history of Michigan Wolverines quarterbacks, but Harbaugh offered his two cents on Monday.
Harbaugh even had stats to back up his claim. In his Michigan football career, McCarthy has led 213 drives and 61 percent of those have ended with points, including 96 touchdowns. That’s why Harbaugh said McCarthy is “On the path to be the best quarterback in Michigan history.”
If the Michigan Wolverines win the national championship, it would be hard to disagree. Even if J.J. is able to lead Michigan football to another Big Ten title and a third straight win over the Buckeyes — he would go down as an absolute legend.
There’s also an important game for the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday night in East Lansing.
Michigan football commitment flies up the rankings
Jo’Ziah Edmond has been rising during his senior season and this week, he took a huge jump in the 247 Sports rankings for the 2024 class, jumping nearly 500 spots to go to 151 overall, as well as the 13th-ranked cornerback.
Edmonds is also a four-star in the composite rankings which adds to the blue-chip ratio of the Michigan Wolverines in the 2024 class. There are 25 total commitments and 17 of them are ranked as blue-chip prospects, including Edmonds, who is another example of Steve Clinkscale and his ability to evaluate.
Jimmy Rolder will redshirt
In another bit of Michigan football news, a former blue-chip signee from the 2022 class, Jimmy Rolder, was impressive last season as a true freshman.
However, Michigan Wolverines fans will have to wait to see Rolder until next season. He’s been out with an injury and Harbaugh confirmed he will redshirt this season due to the injury.
That preserves a year of eligibility and should allow Rolder to be 100 percent for next season when the Wolverines could use some inside linebacker depth after the departure of Michael Barrett and maybe Junior Colson too.