Updated Tue, Apr 30, 2013 9:51 pm
The Ohio University football team landed its first commitment for the 2014 class with the verbal commitment of Avon Lake High School senior Kyle Kuhar. Kuhar chose Ohio over an offer from Western Michigan.
Kuhar is a 6-foot, 5-inch combination tight end and defensive lineman with varying reports of his weight, ranging from 250 pounds to 270 pounds. Last season Kuhar racked up 13 sacks for the Shoremen leading them to an 8-3 record on the season. A two-way starter, he earned first team All-District honors and was a special mention All-Ohio team member for his play on the defensive line.
Kuhar is a skilled pass rusher with a high motor and a knack for coming off the edge. His speed isn’t overwhelming, but he routinely overpowers opponents. Kuhar sheds blockers with solid technique and maintains good angles on the ball carrier. Kuhar explodes off the line and with his size and strength he could develop into an interior defensive lineman for the Bobcats. With Kuhar’s commitment, Ohio continues to go hard after defensive line. In the 2013 class Ohio signed eight defensive linemen. The Bobcats finished sixth in the league against the run last season and with the recent push for defensive line it’s clear the team wants to improve its standing.
Per NCAA rules, Kuhar cannot make his commitment binding until Wednesday, Febuary 6 on National Signing Day. Until then Kuhar has the ability to retract his commitment at any time and if he continues to dominate on the defensive line he could draw more interest.