May 29, 2008

Michigan showing interest in Plano athlete

Michigan has never had a notable football player hail from Plano, Tex., but on the basketball side the Wolverines' most distinguished recruiting class ever prominently featured Jimmy King of Plano East High. That connection has some relevance in the class of 2009 with Plano High athlete Rex Burkhead.

The 5-11, 190-pound Burkhead has reeled in dozens of offers after rushing for nearly 2,800 yards and 37 touchdowns the past two seasons at Plano. He is also familiar with King and his accomplishments at Plano East and the University of Michigan.

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