With Michigan Basketball in the latter parts of their offseason and Michigan Football favored by a whopping 52 points, the biggest battles may be on the recruiting trail as both Jim Harbaugh and Juwan Howard welcome the best targets on campus in five stars Jadyn Davis (quarterback) and John Bol (center) respectively.
For Harbuagh and the football staff, they will look to continue what appears to be some sort of momentum with Davis, who will be on campus for the third time already in his recruiting; all three trips were made within the past four months. The Wolverines appear to be battling Georgia, among others, in recruiting Davis. They also recruit a handful of teammates, including a four-star receiver Channing Goodwinthe son of former Michigan offensive lineman Jonathan.
Bol, meanwhile, is on an official visit. He has reported offers from Iowa, Texas, Illinois and Missouri, among others, and is the third center in the 2024 cycle. He has become one of Howard’s top overall targets in the class and has a huge advantage, having only played organized basketball for a few years at this point.
Davis is ranked eighth overall in the 2024 football recruiting round, good for second in the class at quarterback. Bol is 13th overall in the 2024 247Sports standings and is currently the third pivot in his class. Neither prospect holds a 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction.
Jadyn Davis reconnaissance report (Andrew Ivins): Already growing 6 feet. Likely to continue to grow. Slender construction with room for possible filling. A college-level multi-game starter as a rookie. The quick and compact release allows him to spray it around the field. Ball placement has been a strength early in his career as he is accurate more often than not. Uses trajectory to your advantage. Clean footwork. Likes to establish a secure base. Solid pocket presence for his age, but athletic and creative enough to keep the games alive. Can move the chains with his legs. Does not put himself in many risky situations. His peers consider him a caucus leader. Will need to develop some arm strength over the next few years, but already capable of high level throws. Considered by trusted quarterback coaches a kid way ahead of the curve. Should become one of the best passers of the 2024 cycle with the right coaching and the right mindset.
John Bol scouting report (Eric Bossi): Like so many young big men, Bol’s numbers can be a little inconsistent. What is consistent, however, is his high running engine, length, and ability to turn things around as a defender and board-crushing big.
… Put simply, Bol was all over the floor and his energy was contagious. The sold-out crowd loved his shot blocking, bustle and personality and it was easy to see how much his teammates appreciated his efforts in a 14-point, 17-rebound, six-block outing.
There will be ups and downs as he figures it all out so assessing him will be a long term effort and it’s too early to give him high expectations but there’s no doubt that he is one of the most intriguing great men. in second grade. Butler, Clemson, Illinois, Kansas State and Missouri are among those handing out early offers and he’s going to be watched very closely by other top programs over the next two and a half years.