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2021 three-star WR Andrel Anthony can ‘with no doubt’ envision playing for Michigan

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The Wolverines left a lasting impression on this in-state recruit after he visited for the Notre Dame game.

2021 three-star WR Andrel Anthony poses with Donovan Peoples-Jones during Michigan’s 40-21 win over Middle Tennessee State University.
Courtesy — Andrel Anthony

The Michigan Wolverines impressed a handful of recruits both on and off the field last night in their blowout victory over Notre Dame.

One of those recruits, 2021 three-star wide receiver Andrel Anthony, resides in the state of Michigan, living and growing up in East Lansing. Despite the rainy conditions, the 6-foot-2, 165-pounder thoroughly enjoyed his time in Ann Arbor.

“It was awesome, I loved it,” Anthony told Maize n Brew. “I appreciated the hospitality there — when it was raining pretty badly, we could watch the game in the team room and still feel very connected to the game. I appreciate talking to coach (Sherrone) Moore, coach (Josh) Gattis, and (2020 four-star wide receiver commit) A.J. Henning last night, as always. They feel like family to me. Definitely with no doubt, I can see myself playing for Michigan in a couple years.”

Anthony first met Henning at the BBQ at the Big House in July, and they have been in contact ever since.

“(Henning is) a really good person, and I also look up to him for advice on different football situations, certain tricks and things I can use to apply to my game that he does very well, and he’s like a brother to me,” Anthony said. “We texted Friday and we planned to meet up and talk at the game as well. Looking forward to doing a photo shoot with him soon.”

His relationship with the coaches are good, too. He has known Moore since the spring of 2018. He furthered that relationship when he camped at Michigan this past June. He also has established relationships with Gattis and Roy Roundtree.

“Unfortunately I didn’t get to see or talk to coach Roundtree last night, but he is the man,” Anthony said. “He’s taught me a lot of things from last year’s camp, as well as the BBQ. He’s just an overall great guy I love to be around. And once Sept. 1 hit we’ve all stayed in contact.

“I met coach Gattis at the camp this year and he is a good guy, as well as funny. He messed with me a lot during the camp, joking around, but that’s just all love. Coach Gattis also taught me many things to make my route running more precise that I use today. Can’t wait to be back.”

Michigan is in a very good spot with Anthony early on and will likely get one more visit out of him before the season ends, as he said he plans to potentially be back for the Michigan State game or the Ohio State game.

Anthony is the No. 11 player in the state of Michigan, No. 69 receiver and No. 418 overall player in the 2021 class, per 247Sports’ composite. He holds other offers from Notre Dame, Michigan State, Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern and others.