Three-star East Lansing-based wide receiver Andrel Anthony released his top four on Saturday and Michigan State football is sitting pretty.
Recruiting has been quiet for Michigan State in the month of June and the latter part of May after a red-hot April.
Mel Tucker is known as a top-notch recruiter and while he hasn’t landed a blue-chip recruit just yet, he’s reeling in guys who will help the program get back on track. It all starts with recruiting in the state, but Tucker is branching out nationally as well.
One area that the Spartans struggle with in the latter years of Mark Dantonio was in-state recruiting, but that could all change in the 2021 class. Tucker has already landed a handful of Michigan-based prospects and one of the top on the board is East Lansing’s own Andrel Anthony.
The three-star receiver released his top four on Saturday evening and Michigan State made the cut along with Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan.
This is a tough group and Michigan State has its work cut out if it wants to land him, but things are looking good for the green and white.
Michigan State football trending for Anthony
Under Dantonio, Anthony was considered a long-shot and many believed he would be headed to either Michigan or Penn State despite playing football right down the road at East Lansing High, but that has all changed under Tucker. He has put the Spartans not only back in the running but right at the top.
After his top four release, experts were putting in Crystal Balls on 247Sports for Michigan State and it looks like the Spartans are the clear leaders, holding 100 percent of the predictions.
If this holds true, Michigan State may have found its lone receiver commit in the 2021 class and he may be all the Spartans take — they are loaded at the position for a couple years. Anthony would be able to crack the rotation in year one or year two, but he has the look of a future go-to receiver in the Spartan offense.
Anthony is listed as the No. 531 prospect and 89th-best receiver in the class, according to 247Sports. He’s also the state of Michigan’s 12th-best prospect.