Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Asheville's Pagan picks Alabama

One of the more unusual Internet offerings on national signing day is the live camera trained on the fax machine where letters of intent are coming in at the Alabama football office.

As faxes come in, a plate showing the last name of the player who signed is affixed to the fax machine. The name "Pagan" has been placed on the machine.

That would be Jeoffrey Pagan of Asheville. The No. 4 player in North Carolina according to The Charlotte Observer's rankings, Pagan originally had committed to Clemson and also was on Georgia's radar.

He is a 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive end, and adds to the expected exodus from North Carolina as at least five of the top six prospects in the state are scheduled to leave.

Ken Tysiac