2021 Edna Karr receiver Destyn Pazon released his top 5 schools on Twitter last Sunday(March 29) with LSU making the cut obviously. Florida St, Florida, Oklahoma and Alabama were the others to make the cut.
This past week, Pazon told GSportz that LSU has been very persistent in getting him apart of their 2021 class. So does the hometown team have the best shot to land Pazon???
“I really love how LSU’s offense looked this past year,” Pazon said. “With Joe Brady leaving I’m anxious to see if the offense will look the same come next season. LSU has had my attention for a while & Coach Mickey(Joseph) has played a big role in that because of the relationship we’ve built so far.
Florida State could be the sleeper of the five schools when it’s all said & done. Pazon expressed how impressed he was with the program under new head coach Mike Norvell when he visited about a month ago.
“You can see the affect that coach Norvell has on the players already when I was there on my unofficial,” Pazon said. “I like coach Norvell & I’ve heard really good things about him from my former high school teammates that played for him at Memphis. Adding coach Dave(Johnson) to the staff was big to me. He gave me my first offer when he was at Tennessee & we have a really good relationship. Florida State is somewhere I can definitely see myself playing at.”
Florida are pushing hard to land Pazon & he loves the attention he’s receiving from the Gators.
“Florida has done a great job recruiting me especially with coach (Greg) Knox,” Pazon said. “I loved my unofficial visit up there & the whole staff showed me that they really wanted me. Coach Mullen is definitely a player’s coach & I like that about him a lot.”
When it comes to offense, Oklahoma has one of the best in the country hands down which has Pazon really intrigued with the Sooners.
“Oklahoma produces really good receivers & it’s a pass first offense,” Pazon said. “Any receiver would love to play in a offense like that. Coach (Lincoln) Riley & I had a real good talk when I visited up there. He cares about his players & that’s the kind of coach I want to play for.”
Alabama was one of Pazon’s first power five offers dating back to last May. It’s no secret that they are arguably the most premier program in the country over the last decade.
“Alabama is a big time program that competes for national championships every year & that’s what I’m use to,” Pazon said. “They put out first round receivers consistently every year. They recruit the best of the best so it’s an honor to get recruited by them. Coach Pete(Golding) has been on me hard & I like the way they do things there.”
Pazon stated that USC was his dream school, but he elected not to have them in his top five schools.
“I’ve always loved USC since I was a kid, but after really evaluating the situation I thought it was best that I didn’t include them in my top schools,” Pazon said. “I feel like stability of the program is up in the air with their head coach. That’s too far from home to go into a situation like that.”
The 6-foot-1, 187 pound Pazon finished his junior season with 54 catches, 1,047 yards, & 14 touchdowns. He was also clocked at 4.32 laser in the forty at the Army All-American National Combine this past January.
Pazon states that he won’t play his recruiting process too long because he wants to focus on winning another state championship when the season arrives.
“I plan on committing to a school in a week or two,” Pazon said. “Playing time, the offense & my relationship with the coaches are the most important things to me when it comes to picking a school. Even after I commit I still plan to take my five official visits when the season comes. I kind of know where I’m going to end up, but I just want to make sure.”
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