Defensive tackle Scott Pagano has recorded 93 tackles, eight for loss, 2.5 sacks, seven quarterback pressures, and one pass breakup during his time in Death Valley, but now he’s looking for a change and Oklahoma may just be the place. The graduate transfer to be will finish up his classes at Clemson in May and then set up new residence for his final season of collegiate football and while there’s no certainty as to where he’ll end up, he has set a visit date of March 31st to make a campus visit in Norman.
Since getting his release from the Tigers he’s already picked up nearly 40 offers from around the country and has set a handful of visitation dates. He’ll be at Notre Dame on March 24th, and Arkansas on April 7th. Following that, he’ll head out west for visits to Cal and Oregon.
A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, the popular belief is that Pagano will want to get back to the West Coast where he’s a bit closer to home and his family can have a little more access to him. However, that’s all speculation at this point and no sustenance.
What isn’t speculation though is that quality defensive tackles are a premium and Oklahoma could absolutely use an experienced veteran who has 705 career snaps under his belt, and at the end of the day, Pagano is going to want to end up at a place that best fits his desire to play and to be in a championship hunt. Of the teams he’s mentioned, Oklahoma is the only one that fits that criteria.