2016: Hagestad will serve as a reserve freshman walk-on safety in 2016, his first year at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: He prepped at Bishop’s School in La Jolla (Calif.), where he earned 2015 All-Coastal League first team and San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic as a senior outside linebacker and wide receiver. In 2015, he had 78 tackles, including 12 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and an interception on defense and 19 receptions for 326 yards (17.2 avg.) with 3 TDs on offense. He missed part of his 2014 junior season with an injury, but had 25 tackles, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt on defense and 4 catches for 37 yards (9.3 avg.) on offense as Bishop’s went 13-0 and won the CIF San Diego Division IV championship. As a sophomore in 2014, he made the All-Coastal League second team while getting 35 tackles, 3 interceptions and 2 deflections on defense and 13 receptions for 165 yards (12.7 avg) with 3 TDs on offense. He also played lacrosse and volleyball at Bishop’s, and in club volleyball he was a member of the 2013 Junior Olympics U16 Club Gold Division third place team.
PERSONAL: His brother, Stewart, was a golfer at USC (2010-13) who now competes in national amateur tournaments, including the U.S. Amateur (he won the 2016 Met Amateur). His last name is pronounced HAG-uh-stad.