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2021 in-state WR Andrel Anthony recaps BBQ at the Big House, ‘great’ relationship with Gattis

The East Lansing native had a good time in AA.

Courtesy — Andrel Anthony

With the 2020 recruiting class just about wrapped up for the Michigan Wolverines, Jim Harbaugh and company have turned some of their attention to the 2021 class, and a ton of high school juniors were in Ann Arbor this past weekend for the BBQ at the Big House.

One of those juniors there was East Lansing wide receiver Andrel Anthony. We caught up with Anthony shortly after his time in Ann Arbor.

“My visit to Michigan (Saturday) was great and I really loved the idea of the BBQ,” Anthony told Maize n Brew. “It brought many people together that are committed, recruits, and the significant coaching. I really like how coach (Roy) Roundtree and coach (Josh) Gattis were teaching us many new techniques to use to get open, and run your routes more precise and crisp.”

When talking more about Gattis and Roundtree, Anthony admitted they are “very attentive to the fine details” and “aren’t going to let you get past by not correcting every little thing.” This is something that stuck out to Anthony on Saturday.

“I appreciate (Gattis’ and Roundtree’s coaching) because you don’t want coaches that are always telling you how great you are — you want them to be honest and use constructive criticism so you’re the best player you can be and maximize your potential,” Anthony said. “I have a great relationship with both those guys as well.

“It was amazing. And from the short clinic, I learned a lot.”

The 6-foot-2, 165-pounder admits he is high on Michigan, but his recruitment remains “100 percent open.” He also remains interested in every school that has offered him, which includes Michigan State, Indiana, Iowa State, Boston College, Purdue, and MAC schools like Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Ball State, Toledo and more.

So is a return visit to Ann Arbor likely?

“Definitely, I will be there (for games this fall),” Anthony said. “(I’m looking at) Notre Dame, Michigan State, as well as Ohio State. I possibly might come to a couple more, but those will be some great games to attend.”

At this point in his recruitment, Anthony says it is “too early to tell” when he would make a commitment, so this will be a recruitment to watch for the long haul.

Check out highlights from his sophomore year below.