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31Jul 2020
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Andrel Anthony, Wolverine

East Lansing (MI) East Lansing WR Andrel Anthony, Jr. (image via Lansing State Journal)

East Lansing (MI) East Lansing wide receiver Andrel Anthony, Jr. committed to Michigan on Friday evening. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Penn State, among others.

Anthony is listed at 6’2″ and 175 lbs. As a junior in 2019, he caught 54 passes for 973 yards and 9 touchdowns.

ESPN: 3-star, 77 grade, #111 WR
Rivals: 3-star, 5.7 grade, #81 WR
247 Sports: 3-star, 87 grade, #103 WR

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25Feb 2020
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If I Had My Druthers…2021 Class: Offense

Garland (TX) Lakeview Centennial RB Camar Wheaton (image via Dallas Morning News)

Michigan has been throwing out offers left and right over the past few years, which makes recruiting hard to track. I have always enjoyed evaluating players and watching film, so this is an attempt to put together the best possible class for Michigan.

These are not necessarily realistic, but rather than just saying, “I want every 5-star!”, I want to put together a somewhat attainable list of players that have impressed me.

This exercise assumes that Michigan will land 25 players in the 2021 class.

QUARTERBACK: J.J. McCarthy – La Grange Park (IL) Nazareth Academy
Ranking (247 Composite): 5-star, #2 pro-style QB, #16 overall
Scoop: McCarthy is already committed to Michigan (LINK).
Highlights: See above link

QUARTERBACK: Shedeur Sanders – Cedar Hill (TX) Trinity Christian
Ranking: 4-star, #14 pro-style QB, #238 overall
Scoop: Though he’s ranked as a pro-style quarterback, Sanders has the physical ability to be a dual-threat guy or play other skill positions. Don’t get me wrong – he’s not as blindingly fast as his dad, Deion Sanders, but he can still run well. I also like the idea of taking two quarterbacks, especially when other quarterbacks on the roster might transfer or switch positions. It would also be nice to have some of Prime Time’s star power hanging around the program.
Highlights: LINK

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14Dec 2019
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Visitors: December 13-15, 2019

Massapequa (NY) Plainedge quarterback Dan Villari (image via Newsday)


Jordan Morant – S – Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic: Morant is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Makari Paige – S – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield: Paige is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Andre Seldon, Jr. – CB – Belleville (MI) Belleville: Seldon is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Dan Villari – QB – Massapequa (NY) Plainedge: Villari is a 6’4″, 215 lb. prospect with FBS offers from Buffalo, Kent State, and UMass. He was previously committed to Fordham, an FCS program. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #40 pro-style quarterback, and #1239 overall, but the other major sites have not ranked him. He took an official to UMass last weekend and will take this official to Michigan, which means this is not a “blueshirt” situation. Michigan has already offered him a grayshirt opportunity, which means that he would not be on the team and start his eligibility until 2021. From anecdotal evidence, the majority of “grayshirt” guys seem to end up with straight-up scholarships by the following fall due to guys transferring out, getting injured, etc. The most recent example in Michigan’s case is kicker Jake Moody, who was supposed to grayshirt until some people transferred out; Moody then ended up on scholarship for his freshman year in 2018 and played quite a bit.

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26Oct 2019
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Notre Dame

Andrew Gentry (image via Twitter)


Reece Atteberry – C – Aurora (CO) Eaglecrest: Atteberry is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Blake Corum – RB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Corum is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Eamonn Dennis – WR – Shrewsbury (MA) St. John’s: Dennis is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Andrew Gentry – OT – Littleton (CO) Columbine: Gentry is a 6’8″, 310 lb. prospect with offers from BYU, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #6 offensive tackle, and #61 overall. All 14 crystal ball picks are for BYU, where his brother also plays. Gentry is expected to go on his Mormon mission after high school, so he probably wouldn’t enroll until 2022.

Jaylen Harrell – DE – Tampa (FL) Berkely Prep: Harrell is a 6’4″, 235-pounder with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #14 weakside end, and #299 overall. Only two crystal ball picks have been made so far: one for Florida and one for FSU. This is an official visit.

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2Sep 2019
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee State

Brenden Rice (image via 247 Sports)

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Maliq Carr – WR – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Carr is a 6’4″, 230-pounder with offers from Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and Purdue, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #5 tight end, and #193 overall. His crystal ball is 75% for Purdue, where he has also been given a chance to play basketball, and 25% for Michigan. Purdue also wants him as a wide receiver, and while Michigan has supposedly warmed up to that idea, they initially wanted him as a tight end-type substance.

Theo Johnson – TE – Windsor (Ontario) Holy Names: Johnson is a 6’6″, 240 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #3 tight end, and #95 overall. His crystal balls are 50% for Penn State and 50% cloudy. UPDATE: Johnson is no longer visiting this week but will be in town for the MSU game.

Braiden McGregor – DE – Port Huron (MI) Northern: McGregor is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Makari Paige – S – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield: Paige is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Brenden Rice – WR – Chandler (AZ) Hamilton: Rice is a 6’2″, 204 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona State, Michigan, Oregon, and UCLA, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #69 wide receiver, and #396 overall. He’s the biological son of NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. His crystal ball is 100% for Michigan.

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