Kyle Kalis, a four-star offensive lineman from Lakewood St. Edward High School (Ohio), committed to the University of Michigan Sunday morning, ending widespread speculation regarding his renewed recruitment. Rivals.com's No. 4 rated offensive tackle in the country -- and No. 18 rated national prospect -- joins the Wolverines as their 19th recruit of the 2012 class.
In addition to the inherent groans that stem from any Michigan success, this coup is sure to personally grind the gears of Ohio State University officials, as Kalis was once committed to become a Buckeye before the Jim Tressel scandal reached critical mass. The 6-5, 302 pound stud prospect de-committed following the now infamous resignation of the university's embattled head coach, and quickly visited Ann Arbor twice in two weekends before making the announcement official.
Kalis joins fellow recruits Blake Bars (four-star), Erik Magnuson (four-star), Ben Braden (three-star), and Caleb Stacey (three-star) in what some are already calling one of the greatest offensive line classes in Wolverine history. Needless to say, it seems like the Brady Hoke era is starting off quite smoothly.