Welcome to our final Michigan Recruiting Roundup of the week, everybody!
One of Michigan’s final in-state targets will announced his verbal pledge tomorrow afternoon. On today’s roundup, we will talk about that, as well as a couple of 2022 prospects. Let’s get to it!
In-state WR making commitment Friday afternoon
Andrel Anthony, a three-star wide receiver from East Lansing, is set to make his commitment tomorrow afternoon.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder has been a longtime target of Josh Gattis and company’s, but things slowed down a bit once Michigan received a commitment from another three-star receiver, Markus Allen.
Since then, all the crystal balls have been placed for Michigan State, but that didn’t stop Anthony from taking a visit to Ann Arbor last weekend, to everyone’s surprise. It also has not stopped one of Michigan’s best player-recruiters, Giles Jackson, from tweeting at him over the last couple weeks and making sure Michigan is still in it until the end.
Now, almost all the crystal balls moved back to Michigan on Wednesday, making this recruitment that much more intriguing.
Regardless of what happens, Michigan remains in a good spot at receiver in 2021, with Allen, Xavier Worthy and Cristian Dixon already on board. Four-star Jayden Thomas is still being recruited by Michigan, as is Notre Dame four-star commit Lorenzo Styles. Anything at this point would be gravy, so we’ll see if the Wolverines receive good news tomorrow afternoon, or if they fully move on and continue to look at their other options.
2022 WR wants to visit U-M eventually
Wide receiver likely won’t be too pressing of a position in 2022, but the Wolverines have established solid connections with several top 100 guys already. One guy who hasn’t been talked about much regarding Michigan’s pursuit of him is four-star Darrius Clemons.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder from Portland, Oregon ran a verified 4.51 40-yard dash, so that combination of size and speed really isn’t a teachable trait. That may be why Gattis and company have turned up the heat a little bit, as Clemons told The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($) he remains interested in the Maize and Blue.
“I’m still really interested,” Clemons said. “(I like) the tradition and they’re one of the winningest programs in the country.
“Definitely as soon as I get the chance (I plan on visiting Michigan again).”
Marich also reports Clemons is originally from the state of Michigan and moved to Oregon back in 2014. He was also on campus last fall for the Ohio State game, so he is pretty familiar with what U-M has to offer.
Clemons is the No. 19 wideout and No. 158 overall player in the 2022 class on the composite. He holds other offers from Oregon, Penn State, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Stanford, Washington and more.
2022 OL target speaks with Warinner
The recruitment of 2022 four-star offensive lineman Jacob Sexton absolutely blew up over the pandemic, as he added offers from Michigan, Alabama, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas and more. The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder from Edmond, Oklahoma will likely be a tough pull, but Ed Warinner and Sherrone Moore have been staying on him, according to TMI’s Marich ($).
“Yes, I talked with coach Moore (on Monday),” Sexton said. “It went well. We just caught up over the last few days about what we’ve been up to.”
Back in June, when Sexton received his Michigan offer, he told Maize n Brew he got to talk with both Moore and Warinner the day he received that offer.
“It was really awesome to get to talk to both of the coaches, and then even cooler to receive the offer,” Sexton said. “I definitely plan on keeping in touch with them and I would say that they definitely are a good school.”
Moore has helped recruit the state of Oklahoma since arriving in Ann Arbor, and was a big reason why Daxton Hill decided to commit to Michigan. Hopefully Moore, and Hill, can both be a presence in this recruitment and assist Warinner in potentially reeling him in.
Sexton is the No. 20 offensive tackle and No. 185 overall player on the composite.
That is all for this week! Come back on Tuesday for another installment of the Michigan Recruiting Roundup.