Windsor (CT) Loomis Chaffee offensive tackle Alessandro Lorenzetti committed to Michigan on Friday night. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Georgia, Michigan State, and Penn State, among others.
Lorenzetti is listed at 6’6″ and between 275-285 lbs., depending on the source.
Rivals: 3-star OT, 5.6 grade
247 Sports: 3-star, 88 grade, #94 OT
Hit the jump for more on Lorenzetti’s commitment.
Lorenzetti grew up in Canada and played the beginning of his career in Montreal. Much like some other Canadians Michigan has targeted in previous years (such as Luiji Vilain, Patrice Rene, Jonathan Sutherland, etc.), he decided to move to the United States for better coaching and more exposure. He ended up at Loomis Chaffee in Connecticut, where football in 2020 was canceled. Regardless, word got out about him, and he picked up offers from some very good programs and Michigan State. He seemed to be trending toward the Spartans until an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor turned into an offer. He took an official visit to Michigan a few days later and that seemed to solidify his choice to become a Wolverine.
As Lorenzetti’s body has matured, he seems to have leaned out a little bit and now he has a nice, athletic frame. He also possesses tremendous feet, with the ability to kick slide and the willingness to constantly slide and mirror defenders. When he gets underneath defenders, he runs his feet really well and finishes his blocks. He likes to get underneath shoulder pads and uses his hands really well to punch and fit defenders, keeping the hands inside to control linemen. He moves quickly up to the second level when necessary and does a good job working his feet to position himself and wall off defenders.
The only qualm I have with Lorenzetti is something that can be said about probably 80% of high school linemen, and that’s that he needs to get in the weight room and continue to bulk up.
Overall, I think Lorenzetti is underrated as a Rivals and 247 Sports 3-star (and obviously he needs to be evaluated by ESPN). I would rank him as a 4-star prospect, and I think he’s on par with 2021 signee Giovanni El-Hadi – who was a top-100 prospect. For anyone who’s reading this thinking I’m viewing this commitment through maize-colored glasses, you can check out the 4-star QB prospect to whom I gave a TTB Rating of 45 a few days ago (LINK).
Michigan now has 12 commitments in the class of 2022, and Lorenzetti is the second lineman, joining Connor Jones. The Wolverines continue to dip into Connecticut private schools, where they have had a lot of recruiting success in recent years, including Tristan Bounds, Charles Thomas, Tarik Black, Kechaun Bennett, and Cornelius Johnson. Lorenzetti would be the first Michigan player to come from Loomis Chaffee.
TTB Rating: 84
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