TomVH: An Interview with 2013 OL Kyle Bosch

Submitted by TomVH on June 29th, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Since there are only roughly nine spots left in the 2012 class it's already time to take a look at more prospects in the 2013 class. With Shane Morris committed and a handful of offers extended, the Michigan coaches are definitely getting a head start.

One 2013 lineman that could start to hear more from Michigan is Illinois offensive tackle Kyle Bosch (6'5", 275 lbs). Bosch has racked up offers from Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, and West Virginia. He's also hearing from programs outside his offer list, and hopes to hear from more. Here's a look at his film and what he had to say about his recruitment.

TOM: I know it's still early for you but what schools are you hearing from so far?

KYLE: I'm hearing from Notre Dame, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Ohio State, West Virginia, Michigan State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Arizona, Penn State, Boston College, Stanford, Northwestern, and a couple more.

TOM: Wow, that's a lot. What do you think has gotten you so much attention? What are schools saying about you?

KYLE: Most colleges are saying that I play with a chip on my shoulder and I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty. They also like how I always play to the whistle.

TOM: What about Michigan, are they a school that you hope to hear from?

KYLE: Absolutely. They are not only a great football school but they also put major focus on academics. It has the best of both worlds.

TOM: Do you think you'll get up to Michigan this summer, or for a game? What about summer visits in general?

KYLE: I went to a couple camps this summer but now my camp circuit is done. I actually tried to contact Michigan and tell them I wanted to visit because I was going up there anyways for the MSU camp, but I couldn't get a hold of anyone. I'd love to get up there I just need to figure it out. [TomVH ED: Contact rules are strict, so they probably couldn't call him back. Happens a lot.]

TOM: When you go to evaluate a school what are you looking for?

KYLE: I'm looking for a coaching staff that I could see myself playing four years for and enjoying my time there. I'm also looking at the type of academics they offer because in the end no matter how good you are football will end. You always need something to fall back on.

TOM: You've mentioned academics, do you already have an idea of what you want to major in?

KYLE: Business or political science.

TOM: So it's safe to assume that the business school at each program will be important too?

KYLE: Yeah, that'd be safe to say.

TOM: Ok, and how do you see all this playing out? When do you think you'll try to make your decision?

KYLE: I will probably wait until signing day of my senior year to make my decision. 



June 29th, 2011 at 12:33 PM ^

It depends on the class size, if anyone goes pro, etc. If you look at the numbers right now though and want to ballpark off that you might be able to come up with a reasonable number.

The depth chart for the 2012 season will have (assuming they keep all their current OL commits and add two more) 16 spots over the entire line. 

2012 sees Omameh, Barnum, Mealer, and Khoury graduate. This is all assuming no one jumps to the NFL, but you'd probably be looking at around 4 spots for 2013, 4 or 5 realistically.

Mr Mackey

June 29th, 2011 at 12:53 PM ^

I love how we can already look ahead to 2013 recruiting.. Sounds like this kid is going to blow up with offers, considering the schools he's in contact with.

Oh, and by the way Kyle, Ross is a pretty good business school


June 29th, 2011 at 1:20 PM ^

Also interesting to note that Michigan's political science department is consistently ranked top 2 or 3 in the world. Our business school is good, but some of our other departments are truly outstanding.


June 29th, 2011 at 1:20 PM ^

But how do coaches ensure they can relay information to recruits if they can't return phonecalls? Can they have an outgoing voicemail recording saying, "Hi, this is Brady Hoke, please call back between 2 and 4?" Or do they just have to hope they're around when the calls come?

And is that the kind of thing that happened with Danny O'Brien?


June 29th, 2011 at 1:24 PM ^

I love that were building our football team in the trenches. This is going to be a tough team and from what i read in the interview, this kid seems like a gritty, tough kid that will fit perfectly into Hoke's coaching philosophy.


June 29th, 2011 at 2:05 PM ^

(as stated many times on this blog by other posters) is the jump we're getting on for 2013 prospects.

I love the summer but I can't wait for the fall!

Charlie Chunk

June 29th, 2011 at 2:54 PM ^

I enjoy the interviews with the prospective ball players.  It seems like you find these guys before the coaches do.  How do you find these players, let alone get an interview with them?  Go Blue!!!