4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers


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4-Star DT picks Tigers over SEC powers

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