Top 12 Prospects - No. 5 

April, 9, 2012
4/09/12
10:47
AM ET
There are roughly eight spots left in Michigan's 2013 class, and there are still a few needs to fill. Some of the top prospects in the nation are still considering Michigan, and it would be tough to turn away those kinds of recruits. So WolverineNation will rank the top 12 uncommitted prospects for Michigan based on need and want leading up to the spring game.

No. 5

[+] EnlargeTashawn Bower
Corey Long/ESPN.comInterest in DE Tashawn Bower has picked up steam.
Tom's pick: LB E.J. Levenberry Jr. (Woodbridge, Va./C.D. Hylton)
Drive Through: Is Michigan Hurting the Big Ten?
In 2011 Michigan went 11- 2. Since then, they've posted a 15-11 record and concurrently, the Big Ten has seen its national perception suffer. Is Michigan to blame for the Big Ten's image problem?
VIDEO PLAYLIST video