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2021 in-state four-star OL Rocco Spindler includes Michigan in top 5

This is a big one.

Rocco Spindler’s Instagram

One of the top players in the state of Michigan in the 2021 class has narrowed his final list down to five schools, and the Wolverines made the cut.

Rocco Spindler, a four-star offensive lineman from Clarkston, included Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and LSU in his top five, he announced Friday on Twitter.

The 6-foot-4.5, 295-pounder has been heavily recruited by all five schools for a long time, but Michigan has been in it the longest. The Wolverines offered him all the way back on March 25, 2018, when Ed Warinner was in his first month on the job in Ann Arbor.

As time went on, Notre Dame began pushing big time for Spindler’s services. A lot of what Notre Dame has to offer is appealing to him. He has grown a bond with their coaches and 2021 commits, as evidenced on his social media, but he has also done the same with Michigan. He is close with J.J. McCarthy, and the five-star quarterback has been recruiting him, along with other top targets, very hard.

This one still has a long ways to go, so don’t expect a commitment anytime soon. If I had to guess, I would say Notre Dame has the slight lead over Michigan, but Warinner and Jim Harbaugh won’t be giving up because of that.

Spindler is the No. 2 guard, No. 3 player in the state of Michigan and the No. 44 overall player in the 2021 class, according to the composite rankings.