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Tago excited for first visit

Christian Tago is taking his first official visit to Washington State this weekend and while the Cougars haven't offered yet the Palmdale (Calif.) Highland athlete said if they do during his trip then he would seriously consider committing.
"I'm really excited about this trip," Tago said.
"Hopefully good things come out of it because I'm really interested in those guys. It's a Pac-12 school and it's my dream to play in that conference. I might consider committing if they offer."
So far, San Diego State and San Jose State have offered Tago, a 6-foot-2, 209-pound prospect who shined at the Big Man On Campus 7-on-7 tournament this summer in Carson, Calif.
He said Washington, Washington State, UCLA and Boise State have been showing interest. Rivals.com rates the three-star prospect as the No. 43 athlete in the 2012 class and No. 93 in the California state rankings.
What makes Tago especially attractive to college coaches is that he could play on either side of the ball at running back or linebacker.
He's versatile and athletic enough to play numerous positions and that's why some Pac-12 schools are going to take a look at him early this season.
Both San Diego State and San Jose State are being considered but Tago said if things go well this weekend in Pullman then he might make a pledge.
"I went to (San Jose State's) camp and the offer was based off how I performed at their camp," Tago said. "I also took an unofficial visit there. It was nice up there and I liked the academics because there is a lot of help for the players. I'm going to college for my academics.
"(San Diego State) is recruiting me as a running back and a linebacker. I like them a lot but I like any school that has offered me."
In his junior season, Tago threw for 1,231 yards with 13 touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed for 381 yards and six scores.
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