In recruitment, situations can change at the same time, and that is exactly what happened with the 2021 East Lansing (MI) Andrel Anthony recruitment. Since the pandemic began, the Michigan State Spartans were considered to have had the clear lead on the local wide receiver, when they made him their top goal on the board.
But shortly after Anthony announced his decision date and time, he paid an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor. A few days ago, crystal balls began to scroll from the Spartans to the wolf. And just like that, Anthony became the fourth wide receiver to join the Michigan 2021 class.
The other two finalists in Anthony̵
Anthony plays for East Lansing High School and took 54 passes in 954 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior. He fits the outer receiver form as UM in retrospect in this class, standing 6 feet-2 and weighing 175 pounds. He has a recorded 40-yard line time of 4.47, which would be really good if it’s correct, but there are not many details about when or how it was timed.
In addition to playing receiver, Anthony is also a qualitative defensive back. He was recruited by Notre Dame as an athlete with his preference for being on the defensive. He is also a prominent basketball player who helps his team to the 19-2 record and a berth in the district championships before they were suspended due to COVID-19.
When it comes to Michigan, he is the 21st commitment in the 2021 class, which is now at No. 8 in the country and No. 2 in the top ten. With four wide receivers on board, it’s likely to end Michigan’s hunt for four stars Jayden Thomas and Lorenzo Styles, the other two big goals.
Check out Anthony’s junior highlights below. A detailed scout report on his game will be available on Maize n Brew in the coming days.