The Alabama football program has been so dominant, they’ve held a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot all season.
The 2017 season is proving to be “Alabama vs. the field” more than any other in recent memory, and the Michigan Wolverines are feeling the effects first hand.
On Sunday, four-star offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor Jr. flipped his commitment from the Michigan Wolverines to the Crimson Tide.
Jim Harbaugh won’t be very happy; Nick Saban will be ecstatic, but won’t let anyone know about it.
Ekiyor announced his decision with a statement on Twitter.
— Emil Ekiyor Jr. (@bigE__18) October 29, 2017
The flip is a boon for Alabama, which isn’t dominating in the recruiting class wars the way they have in the past. It’s still early, but the Crimson Tide are ranked out of the top 10 right now, coming in with the 16th best recruiting class in the country.
Michigan is only two spots above them at No. 14 in the nation.
It’ll be interesting to see how this shakes up those rankings.
Ekiyo drew scholarship offers from every major program in the country while on his recruiting tour. The 6-foot-3, 339-pounder from Indianapolis is the states Indiana’s top prospect in the class of 2018, and the second highest ranked offensive lineman in the country.
According to 247 Sports, he instantly becomes Alabama’s highest-ranked commitment in the 2018 class.
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