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Published: April 12, 2012
Despite being thousands of miles away from Hawaii, Oregon is no stranger to recruiting in the islands. In fact, Hawaii has become a neighboring source for the Ducks. Oregon has landed three recruits from the state of Hawaii in just their last two classes (QB Marcus Mariota, DE Lake Koa Ka’ai, and DE Deforest Buckner). Oregon’s top prospect out of the state this year is 6’4″ 280-pound DT Scott Pagano, who boasts offers from the majority of the Pac-12 along with offers from schools such as Michigan, Arkansas, Kansas, and Nebraska.
With strong attention from a variety of schools, Pagano has yet to name any favorites or narrow things down. He told Ducks Attack he has no favorites, no visits lined up, and has yet to even assess the schools he plans to visit. He did however, make two things clear. Getting out of Hawaii is highly important to him, and the main aspects of a school that will factor into his final decision are academics, coaching, and location.
Although Pagano is still waiting to name his favorite school or set up visits, he has settled on a decision date: August 10th. Teams will have a short time to impress him, but Pagano did have some nice things to say about Oregon when asked about the Ducks.
“The Ducks are in a good position. I think they are a phenominal program with a great coaching staff. One of top programs in the country and they are always BCS contenders.”
With a decision date set for Pagano, Oregon hopes to get a visit from Pagano and have a chance to land his services. Ducks Attack will follow his recruitment and keep you up to date if anything changes. Please visit out forum HERE.