What Jadin Davis' commitment means for the future of Michigan football.

Jadyn Davis’ latest commitment gives us reason to believe. Michigan It will be a cornerstone of the college football game going forward. The five-star QB prospect at Charlotte’s Providence Day School is a great player in building a team capable of winning a national title.

That’s who Michigan is now – a team that we talk about in the same breath as programs keep out To win national titles in the CFP era.

Davis, the No. 28-rated prospect in the 247Sports composite, committed to the likes of Michigan last week. Clemson, Tennessee, North Carolina and, indeed, Ohio State. It was a big win for offensive coordinator Sharone Moore and recently promoted QB coach Kirk Campbell.

Davis is the fourth-ranked QB in the composite rankings and the No. 2 QB in the 247Sports rankings, behind Dylan Raiola as the top overall player in the class.

While Davis is the 10th commitment in Michigan’s class this cycle, he is the Wolverines’ first five-star commitment since cornerback Will Johnson in 2022. That seems odd given Michigan’s success on the field over the past two seasons. During that time, the Wolverines beat rival Ohio State twice Big Ten Title twice, made the CFP twice, and compiled a 25-3 record. However, the program did not sign a single top-100 recruit in the 2023 cycle and signed one five-star — Johnson — in that run.

Michigan finished 12th overall in the 2022 cycle and was without one of the team’s assistant coaches.

Actually, as Fox Sports College Football Writer Michael Cohen wroteEven after winning the Broyles Award in 2021, former Wolverines offensive coordinator Josh Gattis ranked 28th and sixth.

In the 2023 recruiting cycle, Steve Klinkel finished No. 33 among Michigan coaches, while Elston finished second on the staff, this time at No. 47.

It’s still early in the 2024 cycle, but Klinkel already has the No. 5 spot, six Michigan commitments with him as a major recruit and five blue-chip prospects. Moore is up to No. 21, while Elston is up to No. 30.

Davis’ commitment gives Michigan fans hope that the Wolverines can not only continue this level of success, but end up with a national title in the near future. And while recruiting doesn’t win national championships, it certainly matters.

The Wolverines had three straight recruiting classes ranked between Nos. 9 and 17 in the nation. That’s too far. Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State, three programs that dominate every sports conversation in the country if they finish a cycle outside the top 10 after playing in the CFP — let alone back-to-back years.

Reaching the CFP in back-to-back years is an impressive feat for this Michigan program, but winning a national championship is the next step. of Oklahoma Sooners He entered the CFP four out of five years from 2015 to 2019, but could never get past his head. Oklahoma’s ceiling is where Michigan has struggled for consecutive years, and that’s less talented than the Sooners during that stretch.

In the year In 2020, Oklahoma fans were anxious to play in a bowl game they knew they were going to win. That same year, the Sooners came out on top Florida A team in the Cotton Bowl, one that felt like it had to play for a national title or never.

The air between national title winners in the CFP era is thin, and it takes one of the most talented programs in the sport to win it all. And let’s not get fancy – Michigan is keeping Ohio State, Alabama and Georgia company right now. Who is your fight with, and if you’re not recruiting with them, you can still expect to rent a room at CFP and expect to suffer the fate you’ve had for the past two years – despair, anxiety, regret.

Ask Oklahoma how that feels.

RJ Young is a national college football writer and analyst for FOX Sports and a podcast host.The number one show in college football.Follow him on Twitter at @RJ_Young And Subscribe to “The RJ Young Show” on YouTube.

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