Profile for 2012 U of M Commit Kaleb Ringer

  • Name: Kaleb Ringer
  • Position: Outside Linebacker
  • Height & Weight: 5’11” 220 lbs.
  • High School: Northmont Bolts (OH)
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On Committing To Michigan: “Like, what? You’re going to Michigan? But my parents, family and friends were very supportive. That helps in the process.”


Sean O’Connell, “Does a good job of filling at the line of scrimmage and shedding blockers. He is a good pursuer of the football and looks pretty good in pass coverage. One thing Kaleb could improve on is his speed.”

Jack Slice, Forward Thinking: Ringer almost looks and runs like a defensive end out there. He simply lacks elite, game breaking speed. He flashes good footwork here and there, but that means almost nothing when it takes him twice as long to hit the hole as 2011 commit TX LB Kellen Jones or 2012 prospect MI LB James Ross…. Overall, I see him succeeding in a 3-4 look where isn’t being relied on to cover as much ground, but he will struggle mightily if he’s asked to defend the middle of the field without help.

Allen Trieu, “He may not wow you with the eye test, but put on the film and he’s all over the field making plays. He’s very solidly built, has a nose for the football and has legitimate sideline to sideline speed. He’s also physical and can take on blocks. I have to see more of him in coverage, but he’s a kid who could end up leading a team in tackles for several years in college.”

Scouts Inc., “Ringer is a tough customer, displaying very good playing strength as a run stopper. Has the size and athleticism for the inside linebacker position at the major level of competition. The strong wrap tackling skills we see should prove beneficial as a special team’s coverage player.. Locking up in man coverage should be carefully evaluated as this could test his ability to run with quick speed receivers; displays good inside blitz timing along with a closing burst to the quarterback which can be disruptive. We see a player with some long playing speed limitations however one who plays with the motor and intensity necessary to make game changing plays. Ringer does not appear to be an immediate, impact player, rather one that over time will have a very productive career at the BCS level of play.”


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