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UNDER THE RADAR: Bryant’s David Paglianite
Bryant head coach Buck James celebrates with his players after the Hornets' 36-7 win in the Class 7A state championship game on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. .More photos at www.arkansasonline.com/123state7a/.(Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)
On Wednesdays we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR prospect is Bryant’s David Paglianite.
Position: Tight end
Size: 6-3, 231 pounds
Noteworthy: Switching position after previously playing quarterback
Coach Buck James:
“He can run, he’s a big, strong kid. He’s got some intangibles. He just hasn’t played the position. It’s going to take him a minute, but as far as him running routes and coaching the ball and looking the part, he’s got all those. He just doesn’t have any game tape.
“I think he has a chance to be a really good player for us. We have to wait to see how he blocks and develops into the position, but I think he has a big ceiling.”
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