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Tuesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Latest on Andrel Anthony’s commitment

Could the East Lansing native be wavering?

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Michigan is still reeling from their second loss in a row, and unsurprisingly recruiting has gone pretty quiet in the aftermath. This weekend should see some more energy as a bunch of currently committed players and targets from the 2021 and 2022 classes plan to gather in Ann Arbor whether there is a game or not.

Checking in with in-state WR commit

After losing to Michigan State earlier this season, questions arose about how solid three-star wide receiver and East Lansing native Andrel Anthony’s commitment was to Michigan. After watching his latest playoff game in person, The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich spoke with Anthony about what he’s thinking ($).

“I’m committed, but I’m just really focused on my season and that’s the main thing,” Anthony said. “I got until December 16th to worry about it and I’m not really focused on all the recruiting stuff right now. I’ll work on that afterwards when we win the state championship.”

Even after Anthony committed to the Wolverines this summer, it didn’t stop his other finalists from recruiting him.

“Probably Notre Dame and Michigan State still (are pushing the hardest). They are basically just saying that I’m still the No. 1 priority at receiver and just being able to make plays (on) special teams and stuff like that. It’s a receiver’s dream to play in a big offense and there is a lot of room to make big plays and they see me as a three and out guy.”

It looks like Michigan has weathered the storm so far and looks likely to keep Anthony in the class, but other schools are still lurking. If Michigan State keeps looking terrible as well, it doesn’t seem likely he’d flip to the Spartans. But with Notre Dame just knocking off the No. 1 team in the country, they could quickly become a threat.

Michigan pursuing under-the-radar 2022 OL prospect

While he is still unranked on the composite, Hawaii offensive lineman Laakea Kapoi is quickly becoming a top target for the Michigan staff, according to TMI’s Marich ($).

According to Marich, the staff views the 6-foot-4, 305 pound Kapoi as a guard, even though he is currently listed as a tackle on 247Sports. He should be high up on the board at the guard position.

Kapoi holds several offers from Pac-12 schools and some other Power 5 programs, such as Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Cal, Colorado, Indiana, Oregon State, Syracuse, and Washington State.

In-state four-star LB slated to visit this weekend

Another recruit that should be added to the visitor list for the Wisconsin game this weekend is Traverse City (MI) four-star linebacker Joshua Burnham, per TMI’s Steve Lorenz ($).

Burnham has been a major priority for the Wolverines in the 2022 cycle so far, with all five Crystal Balls in for Michigan since he received his offer in the spring. He plays all over the field for his high school team, lining up at quarterback on offense.

Burnham holds offers from some of the top schools in the country, including Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Wisconsin.

That does it for this week’s edition of the Tuesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup at Maize n Brew. Come back again soon for more news from the recruiting trail!