Michigan football: Which recruit from Early Signing Day will make the biggest impact next season?

Michigan football signed a top-20 recruiting class in 2024. Here are three signees who could make an early impact for the Wolverines.

Moeller Crusaders running back Jordan Marshall (24) tries to stay inbounds on a carry in the first
Moeller Crusaders running back Jordan Marshall (24) tries to stay inbounds on a carry in the first / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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4-star QB Jadyn Davis (No. 93 overall)

The ranking of Michigan football quarterback signee Jadyn Davis has fluctuated since the spring. At one time, he was ranked as the No. 2 quarterback in the 2024 class. However, he finished ranked No. 7. He's also ranked No. 93 overall in the four-star range.

However, Davis is still a top-100 quarterback and just the second ranked in the top 100 to commit to Michigan football during the Jim Harbaugh era, joining J.J. McCarthy.

People have concerns about the size for Davis who is just above 6-foot. He doesn't have elite arm strength or elite size, but he's extremely accurate and is one of the most college-ready QBs in this class.

The elephant in the room is J.J. McCarthy. If he returns next season, Davis isn't going to be the starter for Michigan football. However, if McCarthy declares for the draft, all bets are off. I believe the Wolverines would try to add a transfer but that's easier said than done.

Davis has played a ton of football and is an accurate passer. If needed he could play next season and if the Wolverines are down to a battle of Davis and the other QBs on the roster outside of McCarthy, my bet is that Davis eventually wins the job.