Big man on campus

One of the top defensive targets on Clemson's 2010 recruiting board was on campus Wednesday.

DE Jeoffrey Pagan Profile

Asheville High School defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan was in Clemson Wednesday on a field-trip with a group of teammates who stopped by the practice field later that afternoon for the Tigers' second spring session of the week.

Shortly upon Asheville's arrival to the practice fields, Clemson director of high school operations Mike Dooley called Pagan away for his teammates for a 10-minute one-on-one with head coach Dabo Swinney.

The four-star rated, No. 13 ranked defensive end spent several minutes with Swinney during skeleton drills.

"We talked about anything and everything. How they organize their practices to how they pick their jersey numbers," Pagan said. "They were really excited to see me."

He currently wears No. 81 for Asheville but could be switching up once he gets to the next level.

"I think I want to change it up when I get to college and maybe pick something off the wall, maybe a single-digit number like two or seven," Pagan said.

When spring break rolls around April 1, he'll be back down for another visit.

"I'll definitely be back down here then. I might go to some other places, but I'm not sure yet," Pagan said.

This spring, he's been to junior days at Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

"Clemson is still definitely in my top five right now," he added. "Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and Alabama are all also up there too."

Pagan ended his junior season with 52 tackles, 14 sacks, 11 tackles for loss and two interceptions. Top Stories