"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."
This is a list of the Important targets that have Michigan in their anticipated or stated top 5. I have listed them by importance to the Class of 2014. It’s still early in the process with more offers starting to go out and recruits are narrowing down their choices.
FB, TE, Safety, OLB, are lower priority needs and I did not list them. DT is a pretty big need and several offers have been given out, but Michigan doesn’t sit too well with the big named prospects as of yet.
The biggest need in this class is SDE. We have some big name offers given out and Michigan is sitting well with at least 3 of them.
Da’Shawn Hand [#1 overall prospect] (Has Michigan in his top 5)
Malik McDowell [#2 SDE] Detroit Loyola kid who is a must get for this class. (Michigan in top 3)
Bryan Mone [#9 SDE] HS teammate of Sione Houma (Michigan the assumed leader)
David Cornwell [#8 QB] No offer as of yet (Michigan in top 5)
Jabrill Peppers [#1 ATH] Could play RB/WR as well (Michigan in top 5)
Parrker Westphal [ #11 CB] (Michigan the assumed leader)
D’Andre Payne [#20 CB] (Michigan in top 5)
Nick Watkins [#4 CB] (Michigan in top 5, Alabama the assumed leader)
Mark Andrews [#7 WR] 6’6” target! (Michigan in top 5)
Corey Holmes [#61 WR] (Michigan the assumed leader)
Artavis Scott [#11 WR] (Michigan in top 5) Possible “package deal” Mason Cole, OG
Drake Harris [#6 WR] (MSU committ who is opening up his recruiting to focus on football)
Denzel Ward [#41 OT] (Committed to Michigan, but wants to take visits)
Damien Price [#2 OT] (Michigan in top 4)
Tommy Doles [#32 OT] (Michigan the assumed leader)
Alex Bars [#21 OT] (No named leaders. Brother is on current team)
Mason Cole [#5 OG]. (Michigan in top 3) Possible “package deal” with Artavis Scott, WR
Michael Ferns [#7 ILB] (Committed to Michigan)
Lawrence Marshall [#16 WDE] (Michigan the assumed leader)
Joe Henderson [#17 WDE] (Michigan in top 4)
*All player Rankings are based on 247 Composite Ratings