Obviously we didn't have room for him at this point, but he did have an offer and mentioned interest at one point. Also, Clemson is putting a nice defensive class together, especially if they end up with Fuller. I guess Dabo is realizing he must play defense after the bowl loss to WVU.
Semi-OT- Scott Pagano picks Clemson
Is Dabo the next Dale Carnegie or is Clemson back to their old ways of recruiting? The are really recruiting well.
They had a pretty good season last year, and from what I hear it's also pretty easy to recruit kids there based on the scenery and the women on/near the campus.
That magically appear in the pockets of recruits when they visit.
Also have to include the quality of local talent.
Their class isn't that great - in fact it's probably short of where their classes normally are. They got Nkemdiche and now Pagano, but their bottom half is pretty low too. Partly because they needed to take half of Nkemdiche's football team to get him.
I can speak from experience that Dabo is a complete tool to be polite about it.
I also know for fact he does not follow all the rules of recruiting.
...and although I can't stand the University, I can admit the campus is wonderful. It's the perfect campus for recruits who are looking for an extremely close-knit community. The fanbase can be annoying to non-fans but they make their players feel loved and welcomed. I can understand why recruits are interested in going there despite their embarrassing tradition of choking each year.
Nice campus or not, the guy couldn't get much further away from home in Hawaii... either geographically, or culturally.
Aquaman, we know you're lurking ... do you want to come out and say what you believe is going on there, or do we have to buy you a few drinks first?
Now that's an offer list..... http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Scott-Pagano-137205
that Yale offer on there.
MSU offered him!! International coastal recruiting!!
I just don't really get how Clemson is recruiting so well. Their undergrad academics are sub-par, tradition is pretty meh. Yeah, their class isn't that great as of now, but they're now in the final group for Derrick Green, Treadwell, Marquez North, Montravius Adams, Kendall Fuller and Vernon Hargreaves among others. Hargreaves is another one who has said next to nothing about Clemson during his recruitment, then names them in his final group, shutting out South Florida where his dad is one of the freaking coaches.
Also, regarding Pagano: I talked to Scott a lot throughout this process and he never mentioned Clemson once the entire time. Even after things seemed to fall through with Michigan it was almost 100% a Florida/LSU battle with Florida looking like the team to beat. Even then Clemson was never brought up. I was surprised they were even in his final group to be honest.
Maybe Dabo is just that good of a recruiter, but between the pandering to Nkemdiche and the fact that they continually come out of nowhere with a lot of big names just strikes me as funny.