"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."
Alex Ofili enters draft?
It's possible that Michigan informed Ofili he wouldn't be asked back for a fifth year, maybe he had academic problems, maybe his family needs money. I have no idea what happened here but whatever story that comes out will be interesting. This decision is even weirder than the Shantee Orr one a couple years back.
The impact on next year's team probably won't be great. Watson, Massey, and Branch are a clear 1-2-3 at defensive tackles, and then you've got Will Johnson, Will Paul, Marques Slocum, and Terrence Taylor. The depth is fine. I wouldn't be surprised if this decision was Michigan's, not Ofili's.