Michigan is just outside of the Top 5.
The Wolverines jumped up three spots to No. 6 in the 2021 Rivals team recruiting rankings after landing a huge commitment from Rivals250 offensive lineman Raheem Anderson.
Anderson picked Michigan over offers Arkansas, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue, West Virginia and others.
Anderson was considered a Michigan lean since last year. However, there were some question marks this month after the Wolverines landed fellow center Greg Crippen.
Michigan State made a run at Anderson, but Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh got on the phone with Anderson on Thursday and made it clear that he was a priority. The call sealed the deal for Anderson.
Michigan now has eight commitments in its 2021 recruiting class. Anderson joins Rivals100 quarterback JJ McCarthy, Rivals100 offensive lineman Giovanni El-Hadi, Rivals100 tight end Louis Hansen, Rivals250 offensive linemanGreg Crippen, three-star linebacker Casey Phinney, All-American specialist Tommy Doman and rising defensive lineman Dominick Giudice.
Michigan moved past Texas, Miami and Georgia and now has a total score of 952. Every team ranked ahead of Michigan nationally holds more commits at this time except Notre Dame.
Here is a look at The Big Ten rankings:
1. Ohio State
5. Penn State
13. Michigan State
Michigan is within striking distance of Notre Dame and a Top 5 class. The Irish are ahead by fewer than 40 points.
The commitment of Anderson awarded Michigan 130 points. Anderson is ranked as the No. 2 center and No. 139 overall prospect in the country, per Rivals.com.
Anderson is the third offensive line commit in the 2021 class.