Did not see this posted, and my search function is not working for some reason, but Kyle Kalis has been named as one of 16 finalists for the Army National Player of the Year Award. Basically a who's, who of the 2012 class. Others of note are Diggs, Thompson, and Washington, but all these guys are obviously top recruits. Congrats to Kyle, and good luck.
Kalis named as finalist for Army Player of the Year
and sorry to snipe your thread, but Eleven Warriors is reporting on Twitter that Urban Meyer is basically a done deal to Ohio citing multiple sources. don't know how to link from phone, but check @ElevenWarriors
Can anyone give ma an idea of how big a deal this award is? I see stuff like this a lot, but really don't grasp how big a deal these things are or aren't, both to the kids, and from the recruiting perspective.
Army National Player of the Year is just about as big of an honor as a HS football player can earn.
That and the Butkus Award. Congrats to Kyle!
Really piss off the OSU homers. Somewhat of karma for being dicks to an 18-year old kid.
dee hart in the final two last year, and lost to ray drew the DE who went to georgia?
Dee Hart won it last year.
Congrats to Kalis...GO BLUE!
Maybe if he wins it, Rivals will give him a 5th star. Not that it matters.
Negged the OP, meant to posbang. Whoops.
Anyway, Kalis looks ready to play (probably not, but he looks like a college player in his pads...)
Diggs on the list too!
I can't imagine the physical domination that took place in the trenches this year. He had to be IHOPing the hell out of those poor OH D-Linemen...
wow for a lineman to get this honor..
Congrats to Kalis for being a finalist. I would be awesome to pick up a few of those guys on that list before all is said and done.
Just for people who don't follow recruiting as much:
Rivals has 21 players awarded 5 stars right now. 12 of the 16 players on this list are Rivals 5 stars and therefore ranked in the top 21 in the nation by that site. The other four players are ranked accordingly:
Kalis #22 (highest rated 4 star)
Trey Williams #25
T.J. Yeldon #34
Adolphus Washington #74
This shows what a huge honor this is for Kalis! There is only one other offensive lineman on this list so this basically shows that whoever made this list believes he is one of the best two OL's in the country.
I do however have 2 questions for other mgousers. Is the Army Player of the Year chosen mostly by those who work for Scout since this is where this article was posted? And I know Kalis dropped in some rankings this summer because he didn't attend camps like other players, so is this list compiled solely on the players senior season?