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Michigan Football Recruiting Roundup: Emil Ekiyor feels right at home

Also, updates on a pair of local prospects.

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Ekiyor reaffirms commitment

2018's third-ranked offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor impressed in his first game back on the field since early September, and Michigan fans can rest assured that his commitment is solid even though it came early.

"I'm 100% committed," Ekiyor told Maize n Brew in an interview Sunday night. "I just loved everything about (Ann Arbor) . . . Everything seemed perfect for me."

In a time when early commitments and late flips have become the norm, Ekiyor has laid the groundwork for a long road to National Signing Day, already planning return visits to Ann Arbor as well as keeping in touch with members of the coaching staff. Maize n Brew will have a full evaluation on Ekiyor in the next few days.

Ambry Thomas flashes Michigan gear Saturday

After his game-winning pick-six for Detroit King on Saturday, Michigan DB target Ambry Thomas flashed a pair of Michigan gloves for the camera. Though he is yet to take any official visits this season due to scheduling conflicts with King's Saturday games, the second-ranked player in the state of Michigan is widely considered a near-lock for the Wolverines.

Peoples-Jones takes official visit to Columbus

After a previously-scheduled visit to Florida was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew, 2017's top receiver, Donovan Peoples-Jones, chose to take an official visit to Columbus for the Buckeyes' win over Indiana. Peoples-Jones has talked frequently about Ohio State being his first scholarship offer, and the Buckeyes already have a connection due to previous Cass Tech teammate Mike Weber. Peoples-Jones' recruiting battle seems to be coming down to Michigan and Ohio State, and a commitment from teammate Jaylen Kelly-Powell could be an important determining factor in where the top receiver of 2017 ends up.