March 13, 2010

Kline familiar with Wolverines

We haven't heard much over the past couple of weeks from Dallastown, Pennsylvania linebacker Ben Kline, but the junior prospect's recruitment has quietly taken off.

Kline's five offers, from UConn, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and West Virginia, have been public knowledge for a while now.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound prospect has, however, quietly been sitting on a big offer that few people know he has.

"I've got six (offers) right now, actually," Kline told Rivals.com. "Michigan has offered me. That came probably about two weeks ago.

"I've been in contact with them (the Michigan coaching staff) since back during the season. They just got my film and they offered when they watched it.

"I've been there twice for visits already and I've loved it. I was there once for the Purdue game and once for their junior day. It's gorgeous out there. I liked it a lot."

Though Kline is high on the Wolverines he isn't ready to call Michigan a favorite. He insists that he is still considering all of the schools that have offered and he will not start to narrow things down until the summer.

He is also looking at several other schools that are just now starting to show interest.

"Boston College just called my coach," he said. "Tennessee just called my coach. I've been in contact with them for about two weeks. Alabama called and said they loved my tape and want me to go down for a camp. I'll probably go run for them.

"Vanderbilt called Friday and Syracuse has also called."

Kline is hoping he can make it out to a few spring practices. He will be at Pitt on March 20 and Michigan sometime after that.

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