Kyle Kalis committing to Michigan was great for the Wolverines in a number of different ways. First and foremost, Michigan added a very talented player to its football recruiting class. He could be someone Michigan builds its future offensive line around, and even better, he is now set to be a Wolverine after spurning Ohio State just last month. It is a great situation for Michigan, and to make matters even better, his commitment has had an immediate effect on recruiting rankings.
Before Kalis committed, MaxPreps ranked Michigan's 2012 recruiting class second in the nation behind Texas. In the updated rankings, Michigan is now first in the nation, passing the Longhorns by despite safety Jarrod Wilson not even being included in the rankings yet. Wilson committed to Michigan on Friday, and for some reason Kalis is the only recent commitment included in the Wolverines' class. Despite Wilson's absence, Michigan is still ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Here's a look at the top 10 for MaxPreps' team recruiting rankings:
- Texas A&M
- Florida State
- Miami (FL)
Other notable schools in the top 25 are Notre Dame (11th), Wisconsin (13th), Michigan State (22nd), Penn State (23rd) and Northwestern (24th).