In a move that has been seen coming from miles away, Michigan suffered its fourth decommitment of the 2018 class as Cathedral (IN) OG Emil Ekiyor has flipped his long time public commitment from Michigan to Alabama.
— Emil Ekiyor Jr. (@bigE__18) October 29, 2017
Ekiyor was the longest tenured commitment in the class prior to this decommitment (committed back in October 2016). It’s a bit of a blow to the class, as he was the top ranked commit and is at a position of need on the roster. But it’s not like it wasn’t expected. This move has been in the works for awhile, even earlier than when I got the confirmation needed to put in my Crystal Ball to the Crimson Tide last week.
As for names to look at to fill the, now, two offensive line spots in this class, the main name that looks to be one to watch is Lowndes (GA) OT Jalen Goss, who’s expected to officially visit Michigan this fall. Other options could come from the four star in-staters, Oak Park (MI) OG Marquan McCall and EEVP (MI) OG/C Tyrone Sampson. If the staff decides to make a run at either or both, it’d be hard to bet against the Wolverines.
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