Edit: I thought it was more common knowledge how long Meyer was after Kalis, but I guess not. See this thread here for proof that it wasn't "one call". http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/kalis-tells-meyer-back "Recruting him hard" doesn't mean called once and said, "Interested?"
Just a random little note. I'm reading Stewart Mandel's take on Signing Day 2012 at SI.com, when I come across this little note about Meyer at OSU (Emphasis Mine).
Eight of the 25 players Ohio State signed Wednesday were committed to other schools before Meyer's arrival, including four-star defensive tackle Tommy Schutt (Penn State) and defensive end Se'Von Pittman (Michigan State). On Wednesday, Meyer added tackle Kyle Dodson, a former Wisconsin pledge. "It's pretty simple," Meyer said Wednesday. "You ask a guy if he's interested, and if he says no, you move on."
Tremendous: Speaking of phone calls, did you decide to answer it when Urb hit you up a few weeks ago?
Kyle: Well, it happened like this: I heard the phone ring one night and I saw it was a 614 number and knew who it was right away because it was right after a speech he gave. Before I had a chance to stop my mom, she had picked it up, so I had to talk to him.
C'mon, man. Oversigning with limitations AND baldface lying?
That interview by Tremendous at http://thisismichiganfootball.blogspot.com/2012/01/tremendous-makes-friends-with-kyle.html
You can read Mandel's whole article here. http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=Kalis+%22told+my+mom+not+to+answer%22
This is shocking to me, given that last years score was so one sided. I'm glad to see the Michigan guys played well, that was the one positive. At no point however, should we be losing a game in football to any international team. I don't blame the kids in this at all, they all played hard. I just can't believe that this was anywhere near close to happening. I thought it would be 5-10 years before teams could even compete against Americans in football.
Am I the only one amazed by this?
According to tremendous, we may be getting a 2013 commit tomorrow. They do stress the word "Might" but it's exciting none the less. Keep up the good work, Tremendous!
To throw a bit of speculation out there, I think it could be Laquon Treadwell, who seemed on the verge of committing a couple months back.
Just turned on the PBS show "Nature" and it's all about the Wolverine. I had no one else to tell, so you're the lucky ones.
Presser, midday and first hour updates here: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/video-signing-day-press-conference
Over on ESPN, they have Michigan ranked #8 with 24 recruits signed. They are #4 and #7 on Scout and Rivals, respectively. But both of those sites show Michigan with 25 recruits. Since I do not have ESPN Insider, I can't see the individual recruits, so the question I have is, what recruit of Michigan's is missing and would it make a difference in their ESPN ranking?