Today, Michigan secured a commitment from Naples (FL) Barron Collier defensive tackle Brady Pallante. Pallante was a player Michigan has been targeting for quite some time and flew mostly under the radar until he was given a greyshirt scholarship offer on February 17th.
It was believed at the time that Pallante may jump on the offer immediately, but he and his family wanted to travel to Ann Arbor and discuss the details of the offer with the coaching staff before making a decision. The greyshirt means Pallante's scholarship will be delayed. He will have to attend school part-time without financial assistance from the university and cannot participate in team activities. His main scholarship will then count against Michigan's 2015 total.
Pallante is an Ohio native, originally hailing from Youngstown, Ohio before moving down to Florida. He has garnered comparisons to former Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin, not only because of his position, but because of his ability on the wrestling mat. In February (the day after he was offered by Michigan), he won the 2A State Championship in Florida and is considered to be one of the better high school wrestlers in the country.