Tago SAT score challenged

The SAT score of incoming DT Ray Tago has been challenged and that could effect his ability to begin practice with the team.

Incoming Trojan DT Raymond Tago has had his SAT score challenged and his status for entering the university is uncertain at this time.

Tago's second test score has been automatically flagged by Educational Testing Service, which administers the SAT, because of the improvement made from his first attempt. Usually, test-score improvements of around 300 points are reviewed by ETS. They can either approve the score or ask the student to retake the test.  ETS investigations can last several months, so there is a possibility the case won't be resolved when USC's incoming freshmen report August 6. Tago can't gain admission to USC unless the second test score is validated.

"What that means and how long it will hold things up, I don't know," Long Beach Poly principal Mel Collins told the LA Daily News. "The SAT folks, they don't care much about that (reporting to camp on time). We tried to get them to expedite it, but they work under their own conditions."

Tago (6-foot-3, 285 pounds) was an All-Southern Section Division I first-team selection last season, with 90 tackles and 11 sacks.


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