Michigan Top 5: The Opening standouts 

July, 9, 2013
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The Opening provided prospects with the opportunity to showcase their skills. It also gave them the chance to compare themselves against top competition. This type of camp can be a good recruiting tool as well, if prospects perform well and improve their stock.

Here is a look at five Michigan commits and targets who helped themselves at The Opening:

5. TE Ian Bunting (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central)
6-6, 223 pounds
ESPN 300 Rank: No. 116

Bunting was hampered by a minor hamstring issue during the week, but he still participated in every event. The soreness wasn't enough to stop him from displaying some excellent qualities in his routes and 7-on-7 play.

The Michigan commit probably didn't help his stock in a traditional sense, but because he is so new at playing tight end, this event was outstanding practice for him at the position. Getting the opportunity to play tight end against the top defensive prospects in the nation will only help him in the future.

4. DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Jersey City, N.J./St. Peter's Prep)
6-0, 183 pounds
2015 prospects not yet rated

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