Michigan gets commit from Brady Hart for 2026 recruiting class

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Michigan gained its first commitment in the 2026 class on Tuesday with a pledge from four-star quarterback Brady Hart, furthering the picture of the Wolverines' future at the position in the wake of national champion and first-round NFL draft pick J.J. McCarthy.

Hart, the 6-foot-5 passer from Florida's Cocoa High School, is ranked 120th in the 2026 ESPN 300 and is the No. 8 pocket passer in his class. He picked Sherrone Moore's program over finalists Ohio State, LSU, Miami, Florida and Clemson.

Hart's commitment follows an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor this past weekend. As a first-year starter last fall, Hart led Cocoa High School to a 14-1 record and the Florida 2A state championship with 41 touchdowns to 11 interceptions.

Among the top 10 pocket passers in the 2026 class, Hart is now the fifth to announce his verbal pledge, joining Georgia commit Jared Curtis (No. 1 pocket passer in 2026), Texas pledge Dia Bell (No. 2), Florida commit Will Griffin (No. 7) and Notre Dame pledge Noah Grubbs (No. 9).

Moore and the Wolverines now have a clear path toward the future at quarterback. Michigan signed four-star dual-threat passer Jadyn Davis during the 2024 cycle and has quarterback Carter Smith (No. 14 pocket passer in 2025) committed in the upcoming class.