Brady Hart, Wolverine

Brady Hart, Wolverine

June 19, 2024
Cocoa (FL) Cocoa quarterback Brady Hart (image via 247 Sports)

Cocoa (FL) Coca quarterback Brady Hart, a 2026 prospect, committed to Michigan on Tuesday. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, and lots of others.

Hart is listed at 6’4″ and 180 lbs. after his sophomore year. As a sophomore in 2023, he completed 288/437 passes (65.9%) for 41 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

ESPN: 4-star, 82 grade, #8 QB, #120 overall
On3: 4-star, 90 grade, #10 QB, #170 overall
Rivals: 4-star, 5.9 grade, #3 pro-style QB, #42 overall
247 Sports: 4-star, 90 grade, #9 QB, #144 overall

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Hart was offered by quarterbacks coach Kirk Campbell in late April 2024. He visited Michigan unofficially (2026 recruits can’t take official visits yet) and loved it. He recently visited Ohio State and earned an offer while in Columbus, but he immediately committed to Michigan afterward.

Hart is a high-quality passing quarterback with a good arm and solid mechanics. I like his quick decision-making and he seems to have a very good command of the offense for being a first-year starting quarterback and just a sophomore. His coaches seem to scheme up open receivers with some regularity, but he finds them and delivers the ball with accuracy (65.9% completions) and touch. His stature and passing mechanics remind me a little bit of former Clemson and current Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who was the #1 quarterback in his class.

Where Lawrence and Hart diverge most significantly is when it comes to running ability. While Lawrence is a plus athlete who’s never been afraid to run the ball, Hart appears to be just so-so on the run. I think he might be okay on an occasional draw, but he’s probably not going to get outside on some of the sweeps that J.J. McCarthy ran. Hart is also rather thin-waisted at this point and needs to keep adding bulk to his frame to protect himself.

Overall, Hart looks the part of a top-100 quarterback – he’s #92 overall in the 247 Composite – and looks like a future Big Ten-level starter. While he probably won’t blow people away with his speed or arm strength, his accuracy, touch, and decision-making are all in positive territory.

Hart is the first member of Michigan’s 2026 class. If he indeed ends up at Michigan in two years, he would be the first player from Cocoa to play for the Wolverines. Michigan signed one Florida prospect in the class of 2024 in the form of offensive lineman Jake Guarnera.

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