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Scott Pagano Announces Transfer to Oregon from Clemson

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 14, 2017

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 01: Scott Pagano #56 of the Clemson Tigers reacts against the Louisville Cardinals during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Clemson, South Carolina.  (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)
Tyler Smith/Getty Images

Defensive tackle Scott Pagano announced Friday that he will transfer from Clemson to Oregon for the 2017 season.

Pagano made it official with the following Instagram post:

He spent the first three seasons of his collegiate career with the Tigers, and registered 20 tackles and two sacks in 2016.

Pagano revealed his intention to transfer in February, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney indicated he wanted to attend a school closer to his home in Hawaii, per Dan Hope of the Independent Mail.

While Pagano missed three games last season due to a broken foot, he was part of Clemson's defensive line rotation and aided in it winning the national championship.

Pagano is eligible to play in 2017 as a graduate transfer, and he will be a welcome addition to an Oregon defense that ranked 126th in the nation in both total yardage and points allowed per game in 2016.

For more news, rumors and related stories about Scott Pagano, the Oregon Ducks, the Clemson Tigers and college football, check out the college football, Oregon and Clemson streams on Bleacher Report's app.

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