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Texas among 5 schools set to receive OV from grad transfer DT Scott Pagano

The former Clemson national champion now has his official visit schedule lined up.

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Clemson Tigers graduate transfer defensive tackle Scott Pagano now has his full official visit list in order, as the widely wanted national champion will visit the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Oklahoma Sooners, Arkansas Razorbacks, Texas Longhorns and Oregon Ducks throughout March and April, according to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports.

Per Bartow, Pagano will visit Notre Dame on March 24, Oklahoma on March 31, Arkansas on April 7, as originally noted, and has since lined up official visits to Texas for April 14 and Oregon on April 21.

After initially garnering interest from more than 35 programs, Pagano recently cut his list to just seven schools, which included every program he’ll take visits to, along with California and Nebraska.

A Hawai’i native, it’s said that Pagano hopes to play his final season of collegiate football closer to home, which would suggests Oregon may be the team to beat here. But aside from the Ducks, each of his visits are to schools in the Central, Southern or Northeastern portion of the country, which makes it increasingly possible he just moves a few states inland from South Carolina.

As far as Texas is concerned, the ‘Horns will host Pagano April 14, which seems likely that he’ll be in attendance for the Orange-White spring game and be paying close attention to how defensive tackles are used in Todd Orlando’s 3-4 scheme.

While at Clemson, Pagano played 705 career snaps and compiled 93 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, which includes 20 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks during the Tigers’ national championship season.

Pagano plans to enroll for the summer session and the program of his choosing and will be eligible immediately.