Michigan Football Recruiting: Brady Pallante (DL) -- 2014 Wolverine Verbal Commit -- Profile

Posted at 7:30am — 4/10/2013

Michigan Football Recruiting: Brady Pallante (DL) — 2014 Wolverine Verbal Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is an overview of recent verbal commitment Brady Pallante.

This week, Brady Pallante visited Michigan in the hopes of gaining a scholarship offer. It has been reported that a grey shirt offer was made to Brady and he quickly accepted which means he won’t technically be part of the 2014 class, but will count towards the 2015 recruiting class. Brady is a Florida wrestling state champion. His ranking (unranked) is likely due to his size and the reality that ratings are coming earlier and earlier. Brady has been to football camp in Ann Arbor and the coaches liked what they saw. Pallante bleeds blue and is the type of guy who will probably be low maintenance and a great program guy. His father recently named head coach at his school was originally a football coach in Ohio. Of note is the belief that the GBMWolverine Staff believes he will contribute.

Pallante is a strong kid, the type that ends up playing a ton with effort and improvement.

Brady Pallante
Height: 6’1
Weight: 255
Number: 52
Current Position: Offensive Line / Defensive Tackle
Future Position: Defensive Tackle
City/State: Naples, Florida
High School: Barron Collier
Head Coach: Dan Pallante
Recruiter: Coach Jeff Hecklinski and Coach Greg Mattison
Committed: 4/5/2013
Other Offer: Appalachian State
40-Time: 5.0
Bench Max: 370
Squat Max: 580
Class: 2014 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Gray-shirt Verbal Commit).

Follow Brady: on Twitter


Rivals: N/R.
Scout: N/R.

Note: Stars do matter, but are not absolute in predicting success within a football program. So, with that in mind the GBMWolverine Staff has cleverly come up with a new system of ranking. We are using footballs instead of stars, how can one argue against a system that clever? Below are the interpretations of football power predicted way too boldly long before it matters. In other words, we will give informed opinion with the crystal ball and let the players determine what will happen through years of hard work.

Criteria: Raw talent, athleticism, position of need, intangibles.

GBMWolverine Rankings (Very Early):

10 footballs: Instant impact player.
9 footballs: Three or four-year starter at a high level.
8 footballs: A starter with all league potential.
7 footballs: A meaningful starter at some time during a career.
6 footballs: A spot starter or special teams player.

5 footballs: Not in the two deep after a two years.
4 footballs: Never made it.
1-3 footballs: See the above.

Side Note:

Remember just as we did during the season with grading positions or groups we are very tough graders and expect a lot out of those positions or players so this is no different here.


Pallante has the perfect build for a nose tackle or 1 technique tackle. He is the 2013 Florida State Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. Pallante recorded 56 tackles and 6 sacks last season. He lists some very impressive strength numbers including a 370 bench press and a 580 squat. Reportedly, Pallante is a very good student.


Pallante shows the perfect aptitude to play NT/1 tech. He keeps his pads very low and does not over penetrate. He keeps his feet moving and does a good job of getting off of blocks. He is solid against doubles and combination blocks. And best of all, plays the game with that nasty edge and physical aggressiveness we love.

Needs Work / Concerns:

Brady is a bit inconsistent and slow with his hands. He needs to be quicker and more violent with them, including his punch. He has a habit of letting offensive linemen get into his body. He sheds the blocks at a high school level, but this is not as easy to do at the major college level. We are also concerned with his arm length.

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will definitely red-shirt his first year.

Brady Pallante reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Rob Renes — Defensive Line. Many are comparing Pallante to Mike Martin, but we are more old-school and we see more Rob Renes to his game.

Bottom Line:

We really like Pallante. He is the type of athlete you build a defensive line around.

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Final Thoughts:

We welcome Brady Pallante to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

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Barron Collier High School

Naples, Florida

6’ 1”

270 Pounds


Reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of- many are comparing Pallante to Mike Martin. We see more Rob Renes to his game.

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