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GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting — Kyle Kalis (OL) — 2012 Verbal Commit — Profile


Posted at 6:00am — 7/11/2011

GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting — Kyle Kalis (OL) — 2012 Verbal Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of recent verbal commitment Kyle Kalis from St. Edwards High School — Lakewood, Ohio.

Height: 6’5
Weight: 302
Number: 67
Current Position: Offensive Tackle
Future Position: Offensive Tackle/possible Offensive Guard
City/State: Lakewood, Ohio
High School: St. Edwards
Head Coach: Rick Finotti
Committed: 7/10/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Alabama, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, and Ohio State.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 5-star … Scout: 5-star.
40-Time: 5.0
GPA: 3.1
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).


Kyle plays offensive tackle for one of the top programs in Ohio, and possibly the country.

He is the first five star recruit of the 2012 class.

He could play either tackle position, or guard at the next level.

Yes, while Kyle could fit the bill as a dream right tackle, he is versatile enough to play most line positions.

So tackle is not a certainty.

We all need to remember that a few years down the road a lefty quarterback may be playing for Michigan.

Kyle was first team All-Ohio as a junior and some consider him the top line prospect in the area.

Kyle is a good student with a 3.1 GPA at a top prep school.

He has a impressive offer sheet.


Kyle is super strong and a dominant run blocker.

Kyle plays the game with a nasty edge (yes, we know the readers keep hearing this phrase), and sometimes he completely overwhelms defenders.

Kyle moves his feet very well for a player his size and easily gets to, and blocks, the 2nd level.

Kyle plays with excellent pad level most of the time and comes off the ball hard and low.

Needs work:

Kyle has average arm length and this could pose problems against super edge rushers.

If his arms were three inches longer the drool factor would be off the charts for talent watchers.

Watch Kyle’s film and his set up at the line tips off whether he is going to pass block, drive block, trap or pull. No big deal.

Kyle also needs to work on his flexibility and quickness.

His pass pro skills need a bit of polishing. And as with most high school linemen, Kyle will need some time in a college weight room.

Having said the above, this commitment is a wonderful bit of news for a team that wants to run the ball in the Big Ten Conference.

Final Thoughts:

We welcome Kyle Kalis to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will likely play his first year or at least be in the two deep because of depth/talent concerns. Here is another player that would benefit from red-shirting, but it might not be possible because of quality and also the numbers on the offensive line.

Kyle Kalis reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan and NFL Offensive Tackle — Maurice Williams who played Offensive Line.

Highlight Videos:

2012 Kyle Kalis – St Edward – Junior year football highlights

Kyle Kalis Highlights

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Written by GBMWolverine Staff

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