Carlo Kemp, Colorado’s top prospect for the Class of 2016, has opted to play his football at the University of Michigan. The 6-3 255 pound defender’s decision came down to Wolverines and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
A staple of Colorado prep football for the last four years, Kemp has done it all for his Fairview High School squad playing defensive line, linebacker, tight end, running back and even offensive tackle. This season Kemp scored four times on offense, and on defense registered 71 tackles, four sacks and a blocked field goal.
Denver Post prep writer Neil Devlin reports Kemp will graduate from Fairview this December and enroll at Michigan second semester allowing him to participate in spring practices for the Wolverines. Kemp’s playing style is a good fit for the Michigan defense in the Harbaugh regime, as Kemp fits into multiple fronts and can play with his hand on the ground or from a two point stance. Further, Kemp is comfortable in coverage, able to set the edge and rush the passer.
Kemp’s game is very similar to current Wolverine defensive end Mario Ojemudia. Kemp is from a multi-generational football family. His grandfather Sam Pagano won three state titles as the Head Coach at Fairview and his uncles are Indianapolis Head Coach Chuck Pagano and San Diego Defensive Coordinator John Pagano. Carlo’s younger brother Mario is a running back and defensive lineman for the Fairview squad.