Big Ten Squad Snags Burke

Trey Burke had his list down to two. After a visit and some thought, he's off the board and headed to the Big Ten.

Recruiting can change on a daily basis. Trey Burke is a prime example.

For the past three months the 6-foot-1 lead guard has had Cincinnati at the top of his list. Then he took a trip north to Michigan. Shortly after the trip he gave John Beilein and his staff a verbal commitment.

" Going into that visit I didn't really know what to expect," Burke said. Cincinnati was still my top school at the time. Once I got there I loved the campus."

"It was a hard decisions because I loved Cincinnati's campus and I have a great relationship with Cincinnati's coaches. Me and my family just felt like Michigan was a little better situation for me."

While his decision ultimately came down to Michigan and Cincinnati, Clemson, Iowa, Nebraska and Miami were also involved with his recruitment. Burke said the conference played a big role in his decision.

"It's in the Big Ten," Burke said. "I'll get to play against Ohio State twice and that's the conference I always wanted to play in."

Burke is the second 2011 verbal commitment for Michigan. He joins scoring machine Carlton Brundidge to make up their future backcourt.


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