Though the Texas Longhorns survived the initial cut by former Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Scott Pagano when he reduced his list from 37 to seven schools, head coach Tom Herman and his staff have not yet been able to secure an official visit from the graduate transfer.
Right now, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame are all set to receive visits. The trips to South Bend and Norman will happen towards the end of March, while head coach Razorbacks Bret Bielema will host Pagano in early April.
With those official visits set, the 6’3, 295-pounder still has two left to use and could opt to travel out to the West Coast to see Cal or Oregon or both — he indicated to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney at the time of his transfer that he was thinking about being closer to his native Hawai’i.
As a result, the initial excitement surrounding the possibility of the Longhorns adding a proven contributor capable of playing multiple positions along the defensive line in Todd Orlando’s multiple 304 scheme is now significantly diminished.
There’s a chance that Texas manages to secure one of the final two visits, it just looks much less likely on Tuesday than it did on Monday.