NCAA Football: Ohio State Recruit Decommits and Is Headed for Michigan

Patrick PowersContributor IJuly 11, 2011

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 16:  Head football coach Brady Hoke talks with his team during the annual Spring Game at Michigan Stadium on April 16, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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ESPN is reporting that Kyle Kalis, one of the top offensive lineman recruits in the country, has de-commited from Ohio State and is now committing to the Michigan Wolverines for 2012. He played at St. Edward High School in Ohio and is ranked 140 in the ESPNU 150.

Kalis is unsure of the problems surrounding the Ohio State football program, and does not want to emerge himself into the turmoil that will surround the Buckeyes for the next few years. He believes many Ohio State commits will follow his path and turn to Michigan.

"I can't go there (Ohio State) and take penalties for something I never did," Kalis told ESPN. "Ohio State is a great program. I'm just not sure how long it will take them to recover. I want a solid, grounded coaching staff with a safe environment. Where there aren't such tough questions."

This past weekend, Kalis told Brady Hoke of his decision. Hoke, the new head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, is known as a great recruiter.