Clemson offers Hawaii four-star

Chad Morris, Brent Venables and Dan Brooks have all been in touch with the Hawaiian defensive tackle with Clemson connections.

DT Scott Pagano Profile

On Tuesday, Clemson offered Scott Pagano, a rising senior at Moanalua High School in Honolulu.

"Last week, we started talking. Coach Morris was the first one that reached out to me. He said that my film was impressive. Then, he passed it on to the DC, coach Venables. Then, he passed it on to the d-line coach, coach Brooks," Pagano told CUTigers later that night.

"They loved my film and they wanted me to get up there. They gave me a scholarship. I told them I'd come and visit them during my senior year with one of my official visits."

The 20 defensive tackle in the class, several members of Pagano's family attended Clemson and now live in Greenville.

"They always tell me about Clemson, the program is just wonderful and if you get a degree from there you can go anywhere in the world," he said. "Also, the atmosphere on game day is crazy. It's cool to watch them run down the hill when they touch the rock."

Pagano has not visited Clemson, but will take that official visit to Tigertown in November. Nebraska, Baylor and LSU are also destinations for official visits.

With 38 offers to his name, Pagano, whose father is a Lieutenant in the Navy, is considering more schools than the four he would like to see officially.

"I can't really take more than five visits, but it's ones that my family likes as well, and where my dad can get stationed when we leave here, wherever's close," he said.

Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Miami, Texas, USC, Michigan and Notre Dame are among the other schools of interest.

He'll hit the road for some unofficial visits on the west coast later this summer, but a decision won't be made until after the officials.

As a junior, Pagano had 72 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

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