"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
There is a link to an article HERE for anyone that's interested.
Elijah Hood was a 4* (according to 24/7) running back recruit from Charlotte, NC. He commited to North Carolina today. He held a Michigan offer, and commited to Notre Dame after infamously flushing a bunch of Alabama letters down the toilet. At 6'0" he is the #7 running back in the 2014 class according to 24/7.
As for Michigan's running back hopes, this officially seals the deal on Hood. Here is how the Michigan running back offers in the 2014 class looks:
- Jalen Hurd (Committed, Tennessee)
- Joe Mixen (Not Interested)
- Leonard Fournette (You've heard about him, but we've made his top 5)
- Jonathan Hilliman (Commited, Rutgers)
- Elijah Hood (Commited, North Carolina)
- Kalen Ballage (We are in his top 5-7ish)
Our best chance is most probably Ballage, who is more of an athlete that could play rb, and split out wide some as well.