Palmdale (Calif.) Highland athlete Christian Tago (6-2, 213) is a quarterback, that much he wants people to know.
But Tago also says he’s a football player, and if that means schools want him for defense or offense, he’s open to either.
“I always have a quarterback mentality but I’ve always been open to defense,” said Tago. “I kind of made my mark on defense this summer so a lot more schools are interested in me there.”
Tago has offers from San Jose State and San Diego State, the Spartans as a quarterback and the Aztecs as an athlete.
A middle linebacker for Highland, Tago spent much of spring and summer working as a safety in 7on7 tournaments and at camps, including at UCLA’s camp, where he played receiver and quarterback as well.
“Coach (Clark) Lea said they like me as a linebacker or as a safety,” said Tago. “I’m ok with playing defense.”
Tago is also getting a lot of interest from Washington, Arizona and Arizona State, and those three, along with the Bruins, said they’ll be closely watching the start of his senior season.
“They said they want to watch my first three games and then they’ll decide if they’ll offer me,” said Tago.
Tago has also set up his first official visit, to Washington State.
“I’m going to Washington State the first weekend in September when they play Idaho State,” said Tago.
And with his senior season to play, and more chances to earn offers, Tago doesn’t plan on making any early decision.
“I’m leaning towards taking all five trips and looking at each school in-depth,” said Tago.
Highland opens with Ridgecrest Burroughs.
Academically, he has a 3.3 and scored a 1400 on the SAT.