Ashville High School defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan found his Rocky Top experience a lot better than he ever expected it to be.
"It was really a lot of fun," Pagan told InsideTennessee.com. "It was a lot better than I expected it to be."
Pagan, a 6-foot-3 260-pound athlete who is rated as the No. 13th defensive end in the country, is ranked a four star prospect by Scout.com.
Pagan has been on a few campus tours so far, apparently Tennessee gave him something none of the rest has.
"It was my favorite trip so far," Pagan admitted. "When I narrow my choices down, I expect Tennessee to be up there in my favorites."
Pagan has 21 offers and plans on cutting down his choices sometime in April.
Pagan was also impressed with Tennessee's new head man.
"Coach Dooley really seems cool," Pagan said. "It took his time talking to me; he made me feel important to him and his program."
According to Scout.com Southeast expert Chad Simmons, Pagan is impressive.
"Pagan is a big athlete that gets off the ball quickly," Simmons said. "That is strength of his and others are pursuit, body control, and just making plays. He is a raw end with a lot of room to improve. He is just a natural athlete that started playing DE in 2009. Once he improves his technique he is going to be a real force in college. The natural tools are all in place."