The Recruiting Guy

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 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. 

Class: 2024

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.”