Emil Ekiyor (Allen Trieu / Scout)

Ekiyor visited IU, but "focused on Michigan"

Indianapolis Cathedral offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor, a Michigan commit, talks about his visit to Indiana and where he is at with the Wolverines.

Scout 300 offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor Jr. has been committed to Michigan since October, but he recently visited Indiana with some teammates and the Hoosiers are putting the press on him.

"They're trying to keep me in-state," he said. "The new offensive line coach (Darren Hiller) has been hitting me up every day. It's kind of crazy how they've been after me."

That said, Ekiyor Jr. maintains his commitment to the Wolverines.

"My main priority right now is Michigan. I'll look at other schools, but I'm pretty focused on them. The Illinois game was the last time I was up there. I'll probably go up sometime soon, just go on a visit and chill with my family up there."

He also has a relationship with Greg Frey, who recently went from Indiana to Michigan to be run game coordinator and tackles/tight ends coach.

"He recruited me at IU, so I have a good relationship with him. It's a good fit with him going there. I'm comfortable with that. He's a good guy, I haven't seen a lot of the coaching side, so I can't tell you about that, but he's a good guy."

Ekiyor says that, with Cesar Ruiz signing last year, he plans to play guard at Michigan and that is where the staff sees him. He also says he has talked to new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton through Twitter, but not in person yet.

Then there is teammate Markese Stepp, a four-star running back committed to Notre Dame who the Wolverines had offered and committed.

"I'm in his ear every day," Ekiyor says. "Hopefully he will make the move, but he has to do what's best for him ultimately. I know Coach Wheatley left and that had him back him off Michigan a little more. I know he's solid with Notre Dame. It'd be nice to have him at Michigan, but he's fine where he is."


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