Five-star quarterback Jadyn Davis, from Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC, is on the verge of announcing his college football commitment. With five schools in contention, Michigan seems to hold the advantage in recruiting the talented player. Davis, who ranks #26 nationally, #4 among QBs, and #1 in North Carolina, is set to reveal his decision on March 31st.
Michigan Maintains the Lead
Despite Ohio State’s efforts to snatch the 5-star recruit, Michigan remains the frontrunner to secure Davis’s commitment. The Wolverines are currently leading the race, even as the Buckeyes attempt to regain momentum on Davis’s recruiting trail. Adding Davis to Michigan’s 2024 recruiting class would solidify their position among the top 10, according to the Rivals Network.
Davis had this to say about Michigan: “Those guys have always made me feel like a top priority at the school. Every time I’ve been up there it’s been nothing but love from the fanbase and coaching staff. My siblings love it up there. Great relationships with guys on the team already and the coaching staff as well.”
All three major recruiting networks – On3, 247, and Rivals – rate Davis as a 5-star prospect. Furthermore, he is ranked the No. 20 player nationally, the No. 3 quarterback, and the No. 1 player in North Carolina for the 2024 recruiting class.
With the departure of Davis’s primary recruiter, Matt Weiss, from the Michigan football program, head coach Jim Harbaugh has taken the reins, applying maximum pressure to secure the young quarterback. Davis’s commitment would significantly boost the innovation of Michigan’s offensive strategy.
A Stellar High School Career
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound quarterback boasts an impressive high school record, leading Providence Day to a 12-1 season and a N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I state championship. During his junior year, Jadyn Davis completed 221-of-305 passes, accumulating 3,425 yards and 43 touchdowns. In the state championship game against Charlotte Christian School, he passed for six touchdowns, contributing to a 55-13 victory that avenged the Chargers’ only regular-season loss.
Prior to Providence Day, Davis attended Catawba Ridge High School in South Carolina. Chad Grier, head coach of Providence Day School, praised Davis’s abilities, stating, “Jadyn’s arm talent is obvious, but it’s his intangibles that make him truly special. He is a tremendous leader. He is fiercely competitive, and that trait is not limited to Friday nights.”
Excellence Off the Field
Davis’s achievements aren’t limited to the football field. He maintains an A average in the classroom and actively participates in the Providence Day School Diversity Club. Additionally, Jadyn Davis has worked as a sideline reporter for the school’s television channel and volunteered as a youth football coach.
BONUS: Michigan’s Recruiting Success Continues
Coming off back-to-back College Football Playoff appearances, Harbaugh shows no signs of slowing down on the recruiting trail. Safety Jacob Oden (No. 153) from in-state Harper Woods High School recently committed to Michigan. He became the first ESPN 300 safety to do so since Keon Sabb and Zeke Berry in 2022. The Wolverines secured eight ESPN 300 prospects in the 2022 cycle (finishing eighth) and six in the 2023 cycle (17th), with four ESPN Jr. 300 commits already on board.
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