Clemson defensive tackle to transfer

by - 2017-02-17 11:09:58.0
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TigerNet has learned that Clemson junior defensive tackle Scott Pagano has asked for his release from the program so he can play elsewhere next season.

Clemson released a statement on Friday afternoon from Dabo Swinney about Pagano transferring.

"I met with Scott Pagano yesterday," Swinney said. "We had a good talk and he told me about his intentions to be a graduate transfer for his final year of eligibility. I told him to think about it overnight."

Swinney knows that Pagano already has his degree and a National Championship under his belt during his four years at Clemson.

"We all wanted him to stay, but he said he had accomplished everything he wanted to do at Clemson," Swinney said. He came here to graduate and win a national championship and he achieved both within the last two months. He indicated to me that he wants to start his graduate degree and play his final year of college football, probably on the West Coast (Pagano is from Hawaii)."

"I wish him nothing but the best. Scott Pagano has been a fully committed person to the program. He has always been committed to do the best he could in everything. We will miss him and he will always be one of my players and will be a part of our Clemson family.”

Pagano has already graduated in December with a degree in sociology.

He played in 12 games in 2016 and started in four, playing 299 snaps with 31 tackles, four and ½ tackles for loss, and two sacks. He missed the final two regular-season games and the ACC Championship Game against Virginia Tech with a foot injury.

Pagano had 51 tackles, two tackles for loss and two quarterback pressures in 352 snaps over 15 games (nine starts) in 2015. During his freshman campaign of 2014, he had 10 tackles and one quarterback pressure in 54 snaps over four games. He redshirted in 2013.

Before Clemson, he was rated as the No. 104 player in the nation by Rivals.com and was the Lombardi Award winner from Rivals.com as the top defensive lineman in the Western region of the United States. The No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals, Pagano played in the U.S. Army All-American game. He was also ranked as the No. 1 player in Hawaii. He had 56 tackles, a school-record 32 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks, six blocked kicks, six caused fumbles and three recovered fumbles as a senior. Recruited by Dan Brooks and Brent Venables.

Clemson's defensive line will still be stout this upcoming season with several high-caliber defensive linemen including Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell, Richard Yeargin, Austin Bryant, Jabril Robinson, Albert Huggins, Dexter Lawrence, and others.

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Cid14®
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Copperpopo
such a limited view. his draft stock will not
Daredevil
I only imagine this hurts his draft status
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Re: I only imagine this hurts his draft status
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Luke loves Clemson
Put yourself in HIS shoes!
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CUAllTheWay®
Pinckney > Huggins***
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allorangeallthetime52®
This sucks hard***
worm8305®
Aloha, Scott!
Swarley
He needs to read the Germonne Hopper article and so does
Clemson81to85
Re: He needs to read the Germonne Hopper article and so does
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Re: He needs to read the Germonne Hopper article and so does
Tigerman1978
Re: He needs to read the Germonne Hopper article and so does
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Re: Aloha, Scott!
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Re: Aloha, Scott!
Hishisent
Surprised by this.***
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armsb
Shoulda oversigned ...***
clemchem
Re: Shoulda oversigned ...***
Tiger99and00
At that point
CU2013®
correct in the fact we shouldn't have and wouldn't have
ctigers90
We are very rare in that we don't oversign
Neal in NC®
Re: At that point
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HunterClemsonTigers
his scholly would have already been considered in 2018 # so
ctigers90
maybe to Hawaii so his family can watch him play ?***
clemchem
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Yoncejc
why are all these guys leaving a
ClemsonSCTiger
These days, if someone's not getting all the playing time
Clemson81to85
Re: These days, if someone's not getting all the playing time
allorangeallthetime52®
You been watching college football for a long time?***
5676260
Coach Brooks leaving had a huge impact
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Yoncejc
This one hurts. One of my favorite Tigers
twentytwofifteen
That's right. No more scholies for 18 means he really
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CUAllTheWay®
Those are good to a point, but I believe we are now tipping
tpaw79
Re: Those are good to a point, but I believe we are now tipping
tiggerz04®
He was from my high school :(
BentZero
Well dang
CUatthetop
I know Clemson is very loyal to its players and doesn't send
Clemson81to85
Re: I know Clemson is very loyal to its players and doesn't send
Tiger99and00
Re: I know Clemson is very loyal to its players and doesn't send
kerigantoo®
He is a senior it is NOT one more scholly next year
Neal in NC®
Pagano is a RS Junior
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kerigantoo®
You don't even know all the circumstances here
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tmac9wr
I agree...
Johnnyupstate
How dare these kids do what's best for them!***
TigersAndCubs
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allorangeallthetime52®
looks we will be signing a bigger class than we thought
lowspark84
No, he was a senior. It won't had a single number to next
Clemson81to85
Re: No, he was a senior. It won't had a single number to next
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Cid14®
Did you really just refer to your baseball championships
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HunterClemsonTigers
how about another reminder where you stand chicken boy...
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Tailboard73
So not surprised
ninetytwotiger®
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23bobbyg
I wish him the best, but this makes me feel even better...
TigerClause123
I really hate to see him leave. Loved watching him play and
colberttiger
Well that's surprising. I guess this means Wilkins is moving
TigersAndCubs
Do what? The Samoan Nightmare can't leave us!?!
ATL PAW MAN®
He will always be a Tiger but
Johnnyupstate
Re: He will always be a Tiger but
tiggerz04®
Agreed, not a thing wrong his decision other than the timing***
5676260
We really need our guys to time this better.
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GSCtiger
His choice, wish it wasn't happening, but we won't miss him
PetesPonies
Re: His choice, wish it wasn't happening, but we won't miss him
tmac9wr
sure he's been a solid player, BUT
PetesPonies
more like Scott Pa-Gone-Now
aeroreplica
Greatest Samoan ever to wear the Paw!
oghost®
that's funny, because he's Spanish***
AsheTiger
This doesn't mention Spanish...
cutigerbob®
Re: This doesn't mention Spanish...
CUYankee
###!\! .....CH!T...Not Falling Apart....But Falling Apart***
Xander5000
Hate it, but we could have used this info before NSD***
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Re: Hate it, but we could have used this info before NSD***
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Dantzler on the keeper
Good luck big man. Thanks for being part of
CU1509®
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gopaws4
Thank you Scott for all your hard work and being a Tiger
HumbleServant
here's the Real question
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