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2014 Recruit Tracker: DL

Updated: August 14, 2012, 11:42 AM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
Malik McDowellTom Hauck/ESPNHSDetroit Loyola DE Malik McDowell might be the top 2014 prospect in the state of Michigan.

The defensive and offensive lines will be a recruiting priority for Brady Hoke and his staff as long as they're at Michigan. The Wolverines want to play in the trenches, and to play as physically as they want they'll need several bodies.

A few offers have already gone out, though most to defensive ends and only one to a defensive tackle, but more and more are popping up on Michigan's radar. Here's a look at some of the defensive linemen in the 2014 class.

Defensive Linemen

Needs: 3-4