UM Attracts impressive visitors for Wisconsin game
Saturday's win against Wisconsin was this season's biggest game thus far on the recruiting trail, attracting "The Great Wall" of offensive lineman as well as a few other key components to the 2017 class. Five-star offensive line recruit Alex Leatherwood was on hand, along with four-star linemen Cesar Ruiz, Chuck Filiaga, and Jedrick Wills.
The combination has received plenty of attention from Michigan staff and fans alike, and the appeal of early playing time could be a factor in swaying their decisions. Out of the four, only Leatherwood has committed (currently committed to Alabama), but a commitment from even one could go a long way in convincing others to join the 2017 class. Michigan's win over 8th-ranked Wisconsin certainly helped the visit go smoothly, but the next few weeks will be telling as recruits continue to take official visits elsewhere.
Michigan lands 2018 OL commit
Michigan added to an already impressive list of Indianapolis recruits Sunday evening with a commitment from 2018 four-star offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor out of Cathedral High School. While early commitments can often be fickle, Ekiyor is a promising talent out of an Indiana powerhouse that could be a big impact when he potentially arrives on campus.
Ekiyor took an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor for the matchup against Wisconsin, and it seems like the hard-fought win was enough to sway the Hoosier native to Ann Arbor for now. Maize n Brew will have additional evaluation on Ekiyor throughout this high school season as Cathedral looks to make a run deep into the Indiana State Tournament.
Peoples-Jones receives Army All-American honor after win over King
Five-star Michigan WR target Donovan Peoples-Jones had an impressive weekend as well, notching a victory over Detroit King and securing his place in the Army All-American Game. The Cass Tech product notched an 84-yard touchdown in the Technicians' 31-18 victory over King, led by fellow Michigan target Ambry Thomas, a cousin of Peoples-Jones. Cass Tech extended their home winning streak once again, now dating back to 2008 since their last home loss.