Koger Discusses His Michigan Commitment


Kevin Koger
It hasn't happened for awhile, but the Michigan Wolverines have finally beaten out the Buckeyes for a prospect in the state of Ohio that both schools wanted.  Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer tight end Kevin Koger talks about why he committed to Michigan over Ohio State and what Jim Tressel had to say about his decision.

Fans of both the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines have been anxiously awaiting the announcement of Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer tight end Kevin Koger since Thursday evening when Koger told Bucknuts he would decide on his college by Tuesday at the latest.

The wait is over as the 6-foot-4 and 235-pound Koger has committed to Michigan.

“I just felt like I fit in their offense more,” Koger said.  “I felt like I had a better chance getting the ball and playing faster at Michigan.”

Koger said it was not an easy decision.

“It was hard,” he said.  “But you have to do what you have to do.  I went back and forth for awhile.  It was nothing Ohio State did wrong, I just felt like I fit in better at Michigan.”

Koger called coaches from both schools and told them of his decision.

“I talked to (Michigan) coach (Mike) DeBord,” Koger said.  “I talked to both Tressel's.  They both said they were shocked.  They said if I had any second thoughts I could just call them.” 

Koger played both tight end and defensive end during his junior season.  He caught 22 passes, averaged 16 yards per catch and scored six times on offense.  He made 65 tackles and had three sacks on the other side of the ball.

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