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4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers


  by - Senior Writer - Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:09 PM
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Clemson head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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has made no secret of the fact that he wants to rebuild his defensive line with the 2013 recruiting cycle, and Tuesday evening’s announcement 4-star defensive tackle Scott Pagano Scott Pagano
Defensive Tackle
6-4, 280
Honolulu, HI

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wants to be a Tiger is a step in the right direction.

The Tigers already have commits from several solid defensive ends and the addition of Pagano - a 6-3, 280-pounder of Honolulu (HI) Moanalua – helps begin the process of rebuilding in the middle of the line.

Pagano told TigerNet that he almost didn’t make the trip to Clemson last weekend for the All In Cookout because he was tired from a week of visits that included LSU, Alabama and Florida.

“To be honest, I didn’t even want to go to Clemson,” Pagano said. “I was just too tired. My mom was like, ‘Scotty, I am telling you, this is the school for you.’ And we made it up there, and it was unbelievable. I had a great time on Friday, and then we went back on Saturday for a tour. It is so well-structured there, and they set you up for success. I went back on Sunday, and I told them I would be playing ball for them.”

Pagano said Swinney had a more than positive reaction.

“He told he was so fired up that he could do cartwheels and hug my neck,” he said.

Pagano said that he wanted to go ahead and make his announcement because he knew Clemson was the place he wanted to play.

“I just had to wait so long to announce, and to make a decision, and I knew it was the right time,” he said. “I knew Clemson was the school for me.”

Pagano is rated as the sixth-best defensive in the 2013 recruiting class by Rivals, which also has him as the No. 104-rated player overall.

Pagano had around 50 offers, and said he was pleased to be a part of a great recruiting class at Clemson.

“To have a guy like Robert Nkemdiche Robert Nkemdiche
Defensive End
6-5, 275
Loganville, GA

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playing on my side is going to be great,” he said. “I know we are going to talk about it and hit it off right away.”

Pagano is the 15th commitment for the class of 2013.

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Name			POS	Ht/Wt		Hometown	
Robert Nkemdiche	DE	6-5/275		Loganville, GA	
Ryan Jenkins		WR/DB	5-11/177	Alpharetta, GA	
Tyshon Dye		RB	6-1/210		Elberton, GA	
Wayne Gallman		RB	6-1/195		Loganville, GA	
Ben Boulware		OLB	6-1/230		Anderson, SC	
Dane Rogers		DE/TE	6-3/245		Shelby, NC	
Jordan Leggett		TE/ATH	6-6/235		Navarre, FL	
Dorian O'Daniel		OLB/RB	6-1/205		Olney, MD	
Demarcus Robinson	WR	6-2/200		Fort Valley, GA	
Elijah Daniel		DE	6-4/255		Avon, IN	
Scott Pagano		DT	6-4/280		Honolulu, HI	
D.J. Greenlee		LB/WR	6-2/210		Central, SC	
Jadar Johnson		DB/S	6-1/180		Orangeburg, SC	
David Kamara		CB	5-11/185	Loganville, GA	
Maverick Morris		OT	6-5/290		Douglas, GA

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Front Page Story: 4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers
Crump®
I really hope
CU_Kobe_24®
If we grab a few more elite OL there's no stopping us***
Drobins
HOPE THIS DOESN'T PUSH MONTAVIUS ADAMS AWAY***
SpillerROH28
DAM!!! LOOK AT THE GUN SHOW IN HIS PIC***
SpillerROH28
Re: HOPE THIS DOESN'T PUSH MONTAVIUS ADAMS AWAY***
deroberts®
Re: HOPE THIS DOESN'T PUSH MONTAVIUS ADAMS AWAY***
MackDaddy®
Re: HOPE THIS DOESN'T PUSH MONTAVIUS ADAMS AWAY
TigerLight
Re: HOPE THIS DOESN'T PUSH MONTAVIUS ADAMS AWAY***
Litefoot®
Re: HOPE THIS DOESN'T PUSH MONTAVIUS ADAMS AWAY***
Bulldogpaw
Re: HOPE THIS DOESN'T PUSH MONTAVIUS ADAMS AWAY***
TigersBlood413
This will only make more action for him....***
hleapha®
You CANNOT Have "Too Many" Defensive Tackles!
OhWiseOne®
Exactly! It is very intimate down there, you really get know
ragtop
^^^This guy gets it....
Ridgeland Booster
IMO Players like Adams don't shy away, if anything it helps***
WALLACE
Re: IMO Players like Adams don't shy away, if anything it helps***
Litefoot®
Re: IMO Players like Adams don't shy away, if anything it helps***
CUalum79ALLn65®
Glad you mentioned the O-line.
Prime T. Tiger
J K Jay would be a senior this year, I think. He sure
David78®
Re: I really hope
allorangeallthetime52®
Montavious Adams come on down and be a part of history
Drobins
Re: Montavious Adams come on down and be a part of history
jvtiger77
With Fuller/Blanks/Breeland etc
Drobins
Re: With Fuller/Blanks/Breeland etc
jvtiger77
Darius Robinson and Cortez Davis arent too bad themselves***
CU_Kobe_24®
Won't robinson be a senior this year?***
Drobins
Jr**
Prime T. Tiger
Re: With Fuller/Blanks/Breeland etc
tmac9wr
Thanks, Scotty's Mom!!! ******
clemsonchick
Mom knows best.***
tigerfan28173
Mr. Pagano since you are so pumped to be a tiger wait until
kg4tigers
Simply a beast***
cutig91
Re: Front Page Story: 4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers
TideWarrior
Thanks!!!***
TigerLight
Wow, who saw this coming??
nkickha
uh, not me!***
OhEightLee
Re: Front Page Story: 4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers
kg4tigers
Scotty doesn't know, that Fiona and me.................***
kea04®
looking at those guns.i wouldnt tell him***
tgrfan42069
Re: Scotty doesn't know, that Fiona and me.................***
mpercy®
DOESN'T HE KNOW THAT CLEMSON IS IN THE WEAK ACC?!
tigerdrummer®
Re: Front Page Story: 4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers
sspassport®
Re: Front Page Story: 4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers
TideWarrior
Re: Front Page Story: 4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Front Page Story: 4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers
TideWarrior
I'd suggest a point party
erskine®
Since he's from Hawaii, how about a poi party?***
RevDodd®
Re: Since he's from Hawaii, how about a poi party?***
allorangeallthetime52®
that beast....... is a kid? my goodness.***
OhEightLee
THIS!!! , Is EXACTLY What WE NEED!
OhWiseOne®
He has family that lives in Greenville
RoosterSlayer777
Thank you, Mom , for getting him to visit !!!!!***
clover65®
This 2013 class is turning into a beast!!
iTiger
I'm right there with you
camdentiger09
15th commitment?
omaha_in_07
Cordrea has a scholarship no matter what........
jch81
I can't wait to see this guy in Death Valley!!!!!!
TigerLight
It's cool to see that Moanalua logo again***
BentZero
wow!
camdentiger09
Re: Front Page Story: 4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers
Dugatiger®
Is this the kid that said RN was overrated?
IPTAY FAMILY
Has anyone found any film on him? I haven't.***
insanetigerfan08
Yes..Re: Has anyone found any film on him? I haven't.***
CUalum79ALLn65®
Re: Front Page Story: 4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers
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