Another grayshirt story

I know it doesn’t involve a high-profile recruit and the kid is totally on board with the move, but I have to say I’m a bit surprised Tide Nation isn’t all over this:

… the football team picked up a grayshirt commitment from Naples (FL) Barron Collier defensive lineman Brady Pallante. As a grayshirt commit, Pallante will pay his way through school during the 2014-15 scholastic year—during which time he cannot participate in team activities—before joining the team on full scholarship for the 2015 season. If it makes it easier, just consider him the first commitment for the 2015 class, and one who’ll get a head start on the academic side of things.

It’s all on the up and up, so I don’t have a problem with it.  But then again, I’m not a fanatic on the subject.

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3 responses to “Another grayshirt story

  1. gastr1

    Seems to me the primary ethical issue is what a kid has been led to expect. If said student-athlete knows this may not turn into a real scholarship at the appointed time–or ever–then I see no problem

  2. section Z alum

    i’d be interested in knowing what other schools are interested in the kid – maybe it’s a chance to keep a player from a rival. or maybe a booster’s kid helping to feign respectability?

  3. Mayor of Dawgtown

    The Pallante kid’s father is HC of the same HS the kid attends. Also, Scout says that as of April 5 the kid was going to Michigan. I’d expect at least 3 more flip-flops out of him before signing day.