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Friday, April 5, 2013
DT accepts greyshirt for 2015

By Tom VanHaaren

A Florida defensive lineman who impressed coaches at a Michigan camp in 2012 has agreed to become part of the Wolverines' 2015 class.

Brady Hoke and his staff put a premium on depth on both sides of the line, and this player will have ample time to in the kind of shape the coaches want when he arrives on campus.

Defensive tackle Brady Pallante (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier) made his commitment to Michigan official on Friday while visiting Ann Arbor. Pallante was offered a greyshirt to be a part of Michigan's 2015 class and knew that Michigan was the place for him.

"Greatest feeling in the world to be committed to the best program in college football," he said. "I feel so honored to be committed to a program that has so much tradition."

Pallante said he felt at home the second he stepped on campus. With a small amount of scholarships available in the 2014 class Pallante will be joining the Wolverines in the 2015 class, something he is perfectly OK with.

"I'll be taking it as a 2015, so I'll be a greyshirt. Because of the numbers and the kids they have," he said. "Only a certain amount of kids are allowed to be on scholarship at once, and they had a large number of kids last year."

Pallante impressed the coaching staff at the summer camp in 2012 and has been in contact with Michigan ever since. He is the first commitment of the 2015 class for the Wolverines and gives them more depth along the defensive line.