The only thing he did know, however, was that he couldn’t sleep the night before Sunday's event and that he wanted to earn an invite to The Opening Finals this summer.
Well, it all worked out for Ekiyor, who after earning a top-five spot in the offensive line group, walked away with an Opening Finals invite.
“It would definitely be a dream come true,” he said of Opening invite. “That’s all I was thinking about last night (on Saturday) coming up here. I just couldn’t sleep tonight thinking about how I was going to do tonight. It would be a dream come true.”
Ekiyor’s dream did indeed come true.
“I’m just excited,” he said. “It kind of shocked me, I thought I did good, but I didn’t know for sure. I’m just glad I can come out here and compete and get better.”
As far as Michigan is concerned, Ekiyor says he stays in consistent contact with offensive line coach Tim Drevno and head coach Jim Harbaugh. He also noted that his next planned stop in Ann Arbor is going to happen on April 15 for U-M’s annual spring game.
“I’m going to stay on campus and everything, I think it will be a great experience,” he said. “I want to get a better feel for the campus and the players, stuff like that, the school part of it, the stuff I’m going to have to experience everyday. I didn’t see too much of that last time. Obviously I’m in love with Michigan. And I love everything about it.”
While Ekiyor is fully committed to Michigan, he says Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M have all coming at him the hardest lately. He also notes that he plans on visiting two of those notable schools.
“I think I’m going to check them and see what they are worth, compare to Michigan and make sure I am making the right decision, and just go from there,” he said of possible visit.
Adding: “Probably just Florida State and Alabama are the only two others (I would visit), that I love the people there and if something happened at Michigan, those would be my back up options.”