Saturday, August 4, 2012
Christian Tago San Jose State Football
Hometown: Palmdale, Calif.
High School: Highland HS
Experience: High School
AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his first season with the Spartans... Signed with San Jose State in February 2012...Will get looks at quarterback and linebacker when he joins the team for preseason camp...Rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com and ESPN.com.
HIGH SCHOOL: An all-purpose player who played five different positions for Highland High in Palmdale, Calif. (Coaches Troy Jackson, Randy Black)...Completed 295 of 504 passes for 4,758 yards and 47 touchdowns as a quarterback...Also scored 24 touchdowns on 212 carries in three varsity seasons...Team's Most Valuable Player, the Golden League Most Valuable Player, a first-team All-CIF Division II, and a CalHi Sports fourth-team all-state all-purpose player as a senior...Was his team's Offensive Most Valuable Player, team captain and a first-team all-league and all-valley selection as a junior...The Most Valuable Player in the 2012 Los Angeles Daily News All-Star Game... Received an invitation to play in the 2012 Polynesian All-American All-Star Game...Two-sport letterwinner was an outside hitter on the boys' volleyball team.
MORE ON CHRISTIAN: Has not declared a major...Interested in majoring in justice studies... Long-range goals of becoming a high school football coach and possibly going to law school... A second cousin of former Stanford University quarterback Tavita Pritchard...Enjoys bowling...The native of Harbor City, Calif., was born on January 15, 1994.