The Michigan football program has picked up a commitment from Ohio inside linebacker Kaleb Ringer. He was not set to make an announcement until later this week, but the Dayton Daily News let the cat out of the bag on Tuesday.
Ringer is from Clayton, Ohio, and plays for Northmont high school. He is the second Ohio player to commit to Michigan's 2012 recruiting class. Caleb Stacey, an offensive guard from Cincinnati, committed last month. Ringer is the third commitment Michigan has received for 2012.
Rivals and ESPN have yet to rate Ringer, but Scout evaluates him as a four-star middle linebacker and the eighth-best player in the nation at his position.
According to Rivals, Ringer has offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville and Toledo, in addition to Michigan. Scout doesn't show an offer from Iowa for Ringer, but it does add Syracuse and West Virginia to his offer list.
In case you're wondering, Ringer is the nephew of former Michigan State running back Javon Ringer. He is now in the NFL playing for the Tennessee Titans.
Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012
- OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
- OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
- MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)