The Michigan Wolverines are ranked in the top five of the Associated Press’ latest college football poll, and set to face Michigan State on the gridiron this Saturday in hopes of bringing the Paul Bunyan Trophy back to Ann Arbor.
Michigan’s young stars including Donovan Edwards and J.J. McCarthy have released bold statements on Saturday’s game, and aren’t backing down from the challenge of facing their rivals to the northeast.
When Michigan runs out of the tunnel to touch the MGoBlue banner, they are likely to do so in front of over 110,000 fans in the biggest stadium in college football.
One of them is expected to be five-star quarterback Jadyn Davis, who visited Michigan for the Hawaii game earlier this season.
Davis is definitely a fan of the Michigan game day atmosphere and the Wolverines’ program, but Michigan isn’t out of the woods yet when it comes to fending off challengers for the Charlotte, North Carolina based 2024 signal caller — a top five SEC team is hot on the Wolverines’ heels, and this one could come down to the wire as both teams continue their quest for the a national title in 2022-2023.
Davis to Visit Michigan-MSU Game, Fresh Off Tennessee Visit
The latest predictions have been released on Davis from the recruiting website On3.com, and they are favorable for Michigan with Tennessee rated as the second-mostly likely destination for Davis.
Currently, Michigan has a 62.5% chance of landing the talented 6-foot, 190 pound signal caller, while the Volunteers are listed with a 12.0% chance and Clemson at 7.0%, according to the site’s Recruiting Prediction Machine.
On October 20, nine days prior to his visit to the Big House, Davis tweeted pictures with Vols legend Peyton Manning, the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1997 to Michigan’s winner Charles Woodson.
— Jadyn Davis (@iamjadyndavis) October 20, 2022
Hugs and high fives for 5⭐️ QB @iamjadyndavis.
— Luke Winstel (@lukewinstel) October 15, 2022
These pictures combined with Tennessee’s recent success, including a victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide in Knoxville, has many wondering whether Michigan is still the favorite or not.
He has also spoken glowingly about the Clemson Tigers as shown in the tweet below.
— Jadyn Davis (@iamjadyndavis) October 2, 2022
Davis last retweeted Michigan-related information on September 23, as shown below.
— "EJ Holland" (@EJHollandOn3) September 23, 2022
Working in the Wolverines favor: the team doesn’t currently have a QB commit in the 2023 class or the 2024 class, meaning Davis could be in line for early playing time if he commits to Michigan.
Davis is a five-star prospect in the 247Sports.com composite rankings, and a four-star prospect on On3.com.
But with Tennessee, Clemson, and Georgia all rolling out the red carpet, it’s easy to see why Davis is a prime prospect, perhaps the Wolverines’ most important target for 2024.
A win over Michigan State and another incredible atmosphere could both make a big difference in swaying Davis, and Michigan will take their best shot at showing him another good time in Ann Arbor.
Davis seems ready for the visit, as evidenced by another recent social media post.
— Jadyn Davis (@iamjadyndavis) October 27, 2022