Mel Tucker has made good on his promise to make the Colorado Buffaloes a tougher team. They are running more often, they are moving people around on offense, and they are using the tight end. It looks like they plan to keep using it in the future. After adding a grad transfer in Jalen Harris, as well as a legacy commit in Caleb Fauria, CU is continuing to grow the position by adding Louis Passarello.
Passarello is from Palo Alto High School (in the town of the same name), making him one of the previous few commits this cycle from California. At 6’5 and 240 pounds, he is a man already as a high school senior. Despite being from a pretty populated area, Passarello did not garner much attention from the local Pac-12 schools, and CU beat out Air Force among other schools for his commitment.
His tape shows a classic tight end. He can run, he can catch, he can block, all while being gigantic. Louis plays both sides of the ball in high school, as a defensive end and tight end, which shows that he absolutely is not afraid to hit people. While lacking in top-end long speed, he shows nice burst while changing direction and a violence to his game.