Bluechip OL Prospect Checks Out Auburn

A big offensive line prospect discusses recruiting and his favorites.

Columbia, S.C.--Kenneth Page, who is ranked as the No. 9 offensive guard prospect in the nation by, was in Auburn on Saturday to check out the Tigers.

Although the 6-4, 290-pounder didn't participate in the one-day camp that featured prospects from around the Southeast, Page got a chance to check out Auburn and meet with the Tigers' coaching staff.

A prospect with more than 30 scholarship offers, one of those is from Auburn.

"Some teams are recruiting me as a guard and other teams as a tackle," says Page, who also has started on defense. "Auburn told me they are just recruiting me as an offensive lineman.

"I am working on my narrowing down my list this summer," Page notes. "I am only visiting schools I have an interest in and Auburn is one of those schools I am very interested in.

"Recruiting is going well for me," he adds. "It has been kind of hectic. I have a lot of offers and I am trying to narrow it down."

Page, who visited the University of Alabama campus on Friday before heading to Auburn, says the Tigers are on his list of current favorites along with more than a half dozen others. "Notre Dame, Florida, the two in-state schools (South Carolina and Clemson), North Carolina, Georgia and Georgia Tech are colleges that I am looking at," Page says."

The A.C. Flora standout broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and earned All-State honors as a junior. However, he notes he is expecting more out of himself as a senior.

"I am just trying to improve my overall game," says Page, who is also an honor student. "I have been in the weight room this summer and I have been running. I have been doing a lot of offensive line drills so I can be a complete player."

Page is one of the top prospects in South Carolina this season.

Part of his work is getting ready for a change in assignments. "Our team is changing from a Wing-T to zone blocking," he notes.

A three-sport athlete, he has given up basketball to concentrate on football and also throws the shot put for the A.C. Flora track team.

The big lineman points out he has high hopes for his final season of high school football. "Last year we were a good team, but we didn't have enough to get over the hump," he says. "There were a lot of close games we didn't win. We have about 20 returning seniors this year so we are going to have a real good team."

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