The news of Jim
Tressel’s resignation at the end of May rocked Kyle Kalis, the No. 1 junior offensive lineman in the
state of Ohio and arguably the Buckeyes’ top class of 2012 commitment. Now Kalis has rocked the Buckeyes.
The news of Jim
Tressel’s resignation at the end of May rocked Kyle Kalis
(Lakewood, Ohio/St. Edward), the No. 1 junior offensive lineman in the
state of Ohio and arguably the Buckeyes’ top class of 2012 commitment.
was ready to de-commit when he heard the news, but a long talk on the
phone with Luke
Fickell kept Kalis in the fold. However, Kalis later de-committed
and visited Michigan at the urging of his friend Tom Strobel who
had already committed to Michigan.
Kalis visited Michigan last month and did so again this weekend.
This trip to Ann Arbor was enough as Kalis has confirmed he has
committed to Michigan.
Kalis becomes commitment No. 19 for Michigan coach Brady Hoke’s 2012
recruiting class. This one turns the tables as Justin Boren
left Michigan for Ohio State when Lloyd Carr retired in 2008. Now a top
offensive lineman who had picked Ohio State is headed to Michigan after
the resignation of Tressel.
The 6-foot-5 and 300-pound Kalis committed to Ohio State last
September. He then went out and led St. Edward to a 15-0 record and the
Division 1 state title last season.
Kalis joins Strobel as the second Top 10 Ohio prospect to commit
to Michigan. The Wolverines also lead for a third Top 10 Ohioan,
defensive end Chris Wormley (Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer).
Bucknuts Extra…Bill Kurelic’s Comment: This is obviously very bad news. Not
only do the Buckeyes lose out on Kalis, but they lose him to their big
rival. Kalis also plays a position the OSU staff definitely needs to
address in this recruiting class, offensive tackle and the offensive
line in general.