Name: Alessandro Lorenzetti
Weight: 289 lbs.
High school: Windsor (CT) Loomis Chaffee
Position: Defensive tackle
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #89
Last year: I ranked Lorenzetti #91 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating: 85
Lorenzetti came in last year as an offensive lineman, and according to MGoBlue.com, he was named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week during the week leading up to the Michigan State game. Offensive linemen usually redshirt, though, and Lorenzetti was no exception.
Fast forward to the spring of 2023, and Lorenzetti is now playing defensive tackle. He has switched jersey numbers to #89 and is presumably pretty low on the depth chart since Michigan has a pretty solid two-deep. Michigan does a pretty good job of finding out where players will work out best (see: Mike Sainristil and Chase Winovich), but it seems like linemen who get lost between sides of the ball often don’t work out (see: Jack Stewart and Tom Strobel). There’s still plenty of time for Lorenzetti to emerge, and Dominic Giudice is another lineman who still has a chance to develop after bouncing around a bit. But in his first year of playing defensive line, I doubt we’ll see much of Lorenzetti on Saturday afternoons.
Prediction: Backup defensive tackle
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