Michigan Football: Predicting Wolverines’ 2021 recruiting class

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Jim Harbaugh and Michigan football have plenty of reasons to be excited about their 2021 recruiting class and here’s predicting what it looks like in the end.

Few programs have done a better job of recruiting during the dead period than Michigan football and this week, the Wolverines have picked up some more positive momentum.

I’m talking of course, about Andrel Anthony, a three-star wide receiver from East Lansing. He’s long been a priority for the Spartans and he would be Michigan State’s highest-rated commitment if he ended up joining Michigan State.

It appeared that it was a done deal, as the Spartans controlled 10 of his crystal ball projections. But after Anthony visited Ann Arbor last weekend and following an intense push from Michigan football, the Wolverines started trending in the right direction Wednesday.

Anthony now has eight crystal ball projections from 247 sports and those experts are predicting him to the Wolverines with a confidence level of eight out of 10.

On his Rivals’ profile, Anthony’s Futurecast picks are 50/50. However, EJ Holland, a leading Michigan recruiting expert, changed his pick from MSU to the Wolverines. So that seems to be where this is headed.

Michigan always seemed interested in adding a fourth receiver. Many thought it could be Jayden Thomas, a four-star out of Georiga. He had thoughts of playing football and baseball at Michigan but wasn’t likely going to make a decision until late in this cycle.

So instead of waiting on Thomas, Michigan can take Anthony, a 6-foot-2 kid who’s dynamic, even though he’s ranked as a three-star and No. 529 overall in the 247 sports composite.

If Anthony commits as expected Friday, it would give U-M 21 commitments and about five spots left to go. And with that in mind, here are the five recruits who will join Anthony and the other 20 commitments for the Wolverines in the 2021 recruiting class.

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