The Wolverine

March 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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2016 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE BY TIM SULLIVAN In Boulder Fairview defensive end Carlo Kemp, Michigan landed the top prospect in Colorado for the second time in four years. Of- fensive lineman Chris Fox, who has since retired from the game due to injury, was tops in the Centennial State in 2013 — and Michigan has a good shot at the top Coloradoan in 2017, quarter- back Dylan Mc- Caffrey. The 6-3, 250-pound Kemp is far more than just a talented player, though. He's a football man through and through. " We ' r e g o - ing to miss him tremendously," Fairview head coach Tom McCartney said. "It seems like he's been here forever. When you have a guy who's started on the var- sity for four years, that's a lot of off- seasons, leadership and character, leading the team the right way." Kemp's family history helped him develop into the right type of player for a Jim Harbaugh-led team. His grandfather, Sam Pagano, is a legendary high school coach at Fairview High School with three state champion- ships in his 21 years leading the Knights. Kemp's u n c l e s , C h u c k Pagano and John Pagano, are the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and defen- sive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers, respec- tively. That foot- ball-crazy family tree instilled the r i g h t m i n d s e t from an early age. " P l a y i n g f o r F a i r v i e w i s something I looked forward to for my entire life," Kemp explained. "It's very sad that it had to end, but I'm glad I get to continue on in college. Growing up with my grandpa by my Carlo Kemp Was Born Into Football And Destined To Be A Wolverine Kemp won The Denver Post Gold Helmet Award — which goes to Colorado's top foot- ball player, scholar and citizen — as a senior. PHOTO BY ANDREW IVINS

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