3 thoughts on QB Carter Smith’s commitment to Michigan football

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Michigan football landed the commitment of a four-star quarterback in the 2025 class and here are three thoughts. 

There was some actual good news for Michigan football on Tuesday and it was on the recruiting trail as the Wolverines landed a new quarterback commitment.

It’s always important when a quarterback commits. Michigan football started trending for the pledge of four-star Carter Smith, out of the 2025 class. That was Sunday and now, he’s a Wolverines pledge.

Smith is ranked No. 213 overall in the 2025 class according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. He’s ranked 14th among quarterbacks and there is plenty to like about the 6-foot-3 180-pounder out of Florida that also has offers from Miami, Florida State, Florida, and Texas A&M among others. Here are three thoughts on his commitment.

A smart take

Michigan football is still recruiting Bryce Underwood in the 2025 class. The No. 1 quarterback is considering Michigan football and LSU among others.

Yet, this commitment doesn’t mean that the pursuit of Underwood ends. LSU might have a slight lead but if the Wolverines can get him on campus for the Ohio State game, it might be a chance to change his mind.

Underwood is an incredible talent and it would be a huge bummer to miss on him and Dante Moore. But the Wolverines are getting a solid prospect here.

Smith has work to do as a passer, but EJ Holland reported that some on the staff even see some McCarthy in him. He’s got more athleticism than Jadyn Davis.

He’s also a dude with some upside. If the staff essentially views him as a top-100 guy, then why wouldn’t you take him, especially if you are planning on two quarterbacks to build depth.