Tide coach Nick Saban, without speaking specifically about any one player, said Wednesday that the SEC's new 25-signee limit "took some opportunities away from guys that really wanted to come to Alabama." But he didn't have to continue recruiting Tomlinson and Kirven if numbers were the only issue.
"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."