Kyle Kalis 2012 Offensive Line Ohio State Commit
Kyle Kalis is a four star offensive tackle recruit out of Lakewood St Edwards High School who committed to Ohio State’s 2012 class on September 17th. The 6’5” 300 lbs lineman is an early member of the Buckeyes class, currently standing at four recruits. When he received the official offer from Ohio State, Kalis did not take much time to verbally commit.
By Steve Patterson
Kyle Kalis plays with a nastiness that college coaches love from an offensive lineman. He told us about his play on the field when we contacted him this week. “My best attributes a football player is my size and speed combo,my smarts on the field,my technique thanks to my coaches and most of all my passion and aggression.When I'm on the field I try to be the nastiest kid out there and drive someone into the ground every play. “
He came out for his first game and started dominating defensive lineman from the first snap. ”I think my highlight of my high school career so far is my first start...The coaches knew I was ready and so they told me I was starting.That week I practiced so hard in and when game time came I absolutely killed my kid.After the first drive I could just tell he didn't want any part of me.” he explained about his first drive as a starter with Lakewood St Edwards.
He has made two college visits and is solid with the Buckeyes after his commitment. ”The only visits that I've been on is Ohio State and Penn State.Penn State was last year and that was before my offer.I've been up to Ohio State many times and every time i go up to Columbus I come away loving it more and more.”
He always wanted to play at Ohio State he reported to us. ”When i was looking for in a football program is the type of environment that their program presents to their players.Everything From OSU's weight room to the Shoe is just amazing and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else and I've always known that.Ohio State is just the perfect program for me and I feel its the perfect place to succeed at.”
Kalis likes the academics in addition to the close bond the players and the coaches have at Ohio State. ”What I like most about Ohio State is the great family environment that they provide for their players.The bond between the players and coaches and the bond between the players i think is rare to come across in such a big program.Also their academics is a perfect fit for what i might study in college which is a major in architecture and a minor in art.”