Earlier this month, Western Michigan and Coach Fleck added another 2015 recruit to their quickly growing class. This time it was defensive end Tony Balabani from Macomb, Michigan. Balabani stands at 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds and currently attends Dakota High School.
Balabani is rated as a 2-star recruit, however, he is considered to be a top 85 defensive end nationally according to 247Sports. He chose Western Michigan over an offer from Buffalo, who produced a recent top five NFL Draft pick, Khalil Mack. With Balabani's relentless play, he is a guy who can come in and make an immediate impact on the Bronco's defensive line. Balabani has all the tools necessary to develop into a nightmare for opposing MAC offensive linemen and Broncos fans have reason to be excited for his arrival.
The commitment of Tony Balabani has allowed Western Michigan to sustain its recent recruiting success and fans are hoping it will pay off for them down the line. Although it will still be another year before Balabani puts on a Broncos uniform, check out his Hudl highlights in the meantime: