BUCKEYES LOSE TOP OL: 4-star offensive tackle Kyle Kalis from St. Edward in Lakewood, Ohio, decommitted from Ohio State Monday night and has opened his recruitment back up. Kalis, 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds, plans to visit several schools this summer starting with a trip to Michigan this weekend.
“I’m going to try to see Auburn, Miami, Iowa and Alabama this summer,” Kalis told 247Sports. “And I’ll get back to Ohio State if not next week then sometime in July."
AUBURN STANDS OUT: 2013 offensive tackle Jake Raulerson has visited a number of schools this spring and summer including a recent road trip that included stops at Arkansas, Auburn and Alabama. Raulerson said one of those three SEC schools stood out above the others.
“Auburn stood out to me quite a bit the way they have everything set up,” Raulerson told 247Sports. “Texas, obviously, stood out a lot too. And Oklahoma and Oklahoma State stood out as well. I don’t really have them in any order and I’m not close to making a decision.”
VALLEY SAFETY ADDS SEC OFFER: Auburn signed safety Erique Florence out of Valley (Ala.) High in February. Now, another Valley safety is picking up offers. DeVonta Staples, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, recently added an offer from Kentucky to go along with Illinois and Marshall.
"I like it. It's my first SEC offer,” Staples told 247Sports of the offer from the Wildcats. “The SEC is where I want to stay and play football. I hear they (Kentucky) have one of the best campuses in the nation."
THIS AND THAT: 3-star offensive lineman Graham Shuler from Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy committed to Stanford ..... 4-star athlete Zac Brooks from Jonesboro (Ark.) High committed to Clemson ..... 4-star defensive end Jelani Hamilton from St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., committed to Miami ..... 3-star cornerback Laronji Vason from Prattville (Ala.) High committed to Wake Forest ..... 3-star defensive end Darius English became South Carolina’s 8th commitment Monday ..... Vanderbilt is up eight commits after adding cornerback Paris Head from Buford (Ga.) High ..... LSU added its 15th commitment Monday from deep snapper Reid Ferguson from Buford (Ga.) High.