Michigan football took a pledge from four-star linebacker Branden Jennings on Friday, and here are three takeaways on the huge addition.
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On Thursday night, the Wolverines landed former top-200 offensive tackle Willie Allen, who came as a candidate transfer, and then, as expected, Branden Jennings announced his commitment to Michigan Football after releasing from Florida State earlier this week.
It’s hard to overestimate how good it is for Wolverines and their coaching staff, especially linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary, who was vital in another recruitment.
Not long ago, Wolverine’s three-star linebacker Casey Phinney lost, and now that Jennings effectively took that spot, it turned out to be a major upgrade.
Jennings, who is ranked No. 52 overall by Rivals in the 2021 class, is ranked No. 82 outlook in the 247 composite rankings. He is also ranked No. 6 outside the linebacker, though he is more likely to play inside Michigan football like Devin Bush Jr. did.
In fact, there are many similarities with Bush Jr., and this comparison certainly seemed to help. After all, Jenning’s father played in Florida State, as did Bush Jr., and it seemed to sell the idea of being a Big Ten linebacker to Jennings.
The obvious problems on the court in Florida State probably also played a factor, but Michigan was there to take advantage and knock both Clemson and Miami out of the promise.
With Jennings’ commitment, Michigan jumps to No. 7 on 247 team rankings for 2021, and here’s why it should have Wolverine fans so excited.