Brady Hoke has just rubbed some serious salt in Ohio State's wounds. Kyle Kalis, the offensive tackle from Ohio that decommitted from Ohio State last month, has now committed to Michigan. Earlier this week rumors were swirling of a commitment, and according to Tom VanHaaren, Kalis actually wanted to commit a few weeks ago. He was advised to wait by his coach, and after thinking it over for a few weeks and visiting Ann Arbor again, Kalis verbally committed to the Wolverines.
Kalis is considered a five-star recruit by Scout and is ranked as the No. 6 offensive tackle in the nation. Rivals, which gives him four stars, ranks Kalis fourth at his position and 18th nationally. ESPN and 24/7 Sports also give Kalis four stars, and the latter has Kalis ranked eighth at offensive tackle and second in the state of Ohio.
According to Rivals, Kalis' offer list includes Michigan, Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin, among others.
With Kalis committing to Michigan, Hoke's recruiting class for 2012 is shaping up to be one that finishes in the top five in the nation. Not only has Michigan added a big talent at offensive tackle, but his commitment could provide a lot of momentum for the Wolverines going forward.
Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012
- OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
- OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
- MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
- OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
- TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
- TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
- OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
- MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
- DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
- DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
- DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
- CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
- S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
- CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., ***
- DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
- OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
- S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., *** (will grayshirt)
- OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
- S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
- OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., ****
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)