Kyle Koehne, the 6-foot-6, 300-pound three-star offensive tackle from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Ind., took his first official visit on Sept. 6 to Boston College.
"It was a great visit," Koehne said. "I saw a lot of Boston and that was fun because I'd never been there before. It's a great city."
He was especially impressed with the people in Beantown. His player host was (redshirt freshman) left tackle Nate Richman.
"I really liked getting to meet all the coaches and players and professors," Koehne said. "They have some great people there.
"I was also really impressed by their school spirit," he said. "I didn't know how passionate the fans were and how much everyone loves BC."
Koehne says the only downfall to the visit was that the Eagles lost to Georgia Tech 16-19. "It was a real good game though," he said. "It was pretty hot and humid, so it was a bit rough. It was a bummer they lost and the locker room was pretty quiet after that."
The only other school in Koehne's top five that he's already visited is Louisville. He attended their rivalry game with Kentucky on Aug. 31 (which the Cardinals lost). "It was a lot of fun being there," he said. "I liked all the coaches and the game day atmosphere was great. It's a real nice stadium."
Although he doesn't have any other official visits set up yet, he says he's in the process of setting things up with Florida and North Carolina State. The only problem is the Gators still haven't offered yet.
"Florida is definitely interested," he said. "They are recruiting me as much as everyone else and said that I should know within the next week or two if they'll offer."
In fact, Koehne says he spoke with Gators assistant head coach/offensive line coach Steve Addazio on Sept. 11. "He just told me that they really like me and that they really want me to visit them," he said.
Koehne, ranked as the No. 37 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, now favors Boston College and Florida solidly over North Carolina State, Louisville and Michigan Wolfpack and Cardinals have offered, however, the Wolverines have not. Michigan State, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa and a few others have also offered.
"I'd really like to at least visit Florida before I commit somewhere," he admitted. "I don't want to wait too long and hopefully they'll offer.
"I'm talking to both Florida and North Carolina State about my visits, so I should have those set soon," Koehne said.
He says that along with Boston College, the Wolfpack are recruiting him the hardest. "I really like the coaches at North Carolina State," he said. "They had some guys from my high school go there and I just feel like I have a good connection with them."
While the Wolfpack and Eagles may be recruiting Koehne a lot, the Wolverines are not. "I haven't gotten any calls from them this month," Koehne said. "I'm still getting plenty of mail, but I’m not sure how serious they are."
Despite their early struggles, Koehne says he believes the Wolverines have a huge upside. "I think it'll be good in the long run," he said. "It may not show now, but they'll be a championship program soon."
Koehne says he'd like to major in business and reports a 3.0 core GPA and a 21 ACT.