Honolulu (Haw.) Moanalua defensive tackle and Clemson commit Scott Pagano is solid with the Tigers…
Pagano considering visits
Pagano's July commitment to Clemson hasn't stopped other schools from reaching out to him.
Alabama, LSU, Florida, Miami, North Carolina are Florida State are among the schools that have continued to send mail to the four-star prospect from Honolulu.
"A lot of schools are still trying to contact me on Facebook. Coach [Doug Nussmeier] from Alabama was just trying to call me before you called me, so it's still going crazy. I'm just still looking at Clemson, still committed to them," Pagano told CUTigers on Halloween night.
Clemson will host Pagano for an official visit in January, the weekend of the team banquet. But there may be other stops.
When asked about the other schools Pagano might see, he didn't list them with much conviction.
"I'm not sure, probably," he said, before pausing. "Uhh, umm, Oklahoma, Notre Dame or Alabama, I'm not sure."
At this point, the chances of those visits don't seem likely.
Clemson helped strength an already strong pledge last month when defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks flew to Hawaii during the Tigers' bye week.
Brooks watched as Moanalua knocked off Waipahu, 31-20.
"It was pretty cool. I was a bit nervous in the beginning, but later on I kind of cooled down and played my game, the way I usually play football," Pagano said. "But it was real cool having him there and just to see me and what I have to bring next year to Clemson."
The two keep in regular contact.
"Just seeing how school's going, SAT work, he's making sure I'm studying. He also asks how my family is doing and when I'm going to come up there," Pagano said. "He can't wait until I come back up there in January for the banquet for Clemson."
The No. 28 defensive tackle in the class of 2013 has watched all but one Clemson game this season.
"Clemson is a young team and all, but they're really good for a young team, as well," Pagano said. "They're top 15 in the BCS once again.
"The d-line is young, too. It's kind of cool that I can have a chance to go in there and possibly start or just play a lot as a freshman. If I just work hard and compete with them I can hopefully get a starting spot, or just even play, to just rotate in and get some experience."
During his senior season, which is now finished, Pagano had 71 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, two fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles and five blocked field goals.
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