5-Star Recruit Kyle Kalis De-Commits from Ohio State

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Another unexpected blow came to the 2012 recruiting class, as Kyle Kalis has told Luke Fickell that he has de-commited and re-opened his recruitment. There is a lot of upside to Kalis, for he is a tough, strong lineman who dominates consistently.

He plays the game hard and is an excellent run blocker and drive blocker. He plays with good leverage and finishes his blocks strong. He shows the ability to pull and lead, and is coordinated and athletic in the open field. He has good feet all around, which is also evident in pass pro.

If there’s a knock, it’s that he may not be long enough for left tackle. The 6’5”, 310 lineman could have been a huge addition to this team in a year or 2, and most likely would have started right from the get-go. Now it seems even more now, than ever, that Ohio State’s recruiting is going to fall harder than I personally expected.

With all this talent, they are sure to end up somewhere, and the Big Ten has already been feasting on Ohio State’s recruits, trying to get them to come over to their schools.

Kalis is also a 5 star recruit that will now look at different schools, including Ohio State once again. Michigan seems to be a big contender for him as well, and it’s interesting how the recruits are falling to the Big Ten teams.

Here’s what Scout.com reporter Bill Greene had to say about this:

“Five-star offensive tackle Kyle Kalis has officially de-committed from Ohio State, the Lakewood St. Edward star announced Tuesday evening.“I did speak to Luke Fickell minutes ago, and I told him I was de-committing from Ohio State,” Kalis announced. “I want to keep all my options open, and will consider several programs going forward, including Ohio State. That’s really all I want to say about my recruitment at this time.”

A planned visit to Michigan is still on for this coming weekend, Kalis confirmed.

Kalis, 6-foot-5, 305-pounds, originally planned to de-commit from Ohio State on Memorial Day, shortly after the resignation of former Buckeye head coach Jim Tressel.

At the time, Fickell was able to talk Kalis out of that decision and he reaffirmed his commitment to the Buckeyes.”

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