Kyle Kalis sticking with Buckeyes 

May, 31, 2011
For Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward Watch List OT Kyle Kalis, his college choice was easy. He was going to Ohio State. He committed to the Buckeyes last September, but that almost changed on Memorial Day after he heard that Jim Tressel has resigned.

"I felt shock and awe," Kalis said. "I was very upset. I wouldn't take any phone calls and didn't know what to do. I gave my commitment to Coach Tressel and Ohio State. After I heard he resigned I was very angry. If we would have talked [on Monday], I would have been decommitted from Ohio State. Just out of the respect I have for Coach Tressel and to show my support for him, I was going to decommit. My head was spinning."

It's been a roller coaster of a few days for Kalis. In fact, he was planning to inform the Ohio State staff of his intentions to open his recruitment back up. But then something changed after he spoke with the Buckeyes' interim coach Luke Fickell.