John Pastore

Posted On: 12/23/20 10:57 AM

Since opening Different Breed Performance in March, local products Gabe Knapton and Tyler Strong have provided an elite training service for football players in the northern area of Colorado. The former college and professional players turned trainers are helping to raise the level of many local players and it has shown already throughout the fall season.

Let’s take a look at some of the top recruits honing their craft at Different Breed.


John Pastore, 2022, 6’5, 290 lbs, Erie High School

This kid has got some big things coming to him based on his size alone. But for his size, “Big John” Pastore moves almost like a tight end and reminds Gabe Knapton and others of a young Nate Solder. This fall, he set a state record for blocked kicks with nine in just five games. Pastore can rush the passer but probably has the highest ceiling as a tackle at the next level. Pastore, who is developing rapidly in his technique, is very quick when he gets back in his kick step and has the potential to play Division-I football.

Braydon Rowe, 2021, 6’4, 215 lbs, WR/OLB/DB, Erie High School

In the gym more than anyone else,

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