Page Will Wait Until Spring

While recruiting and basketball are on his mind, Lashay Page is more focused on trying to win a state championship with the football team at a new high school.

Lashay Page is trying to put last year behind him. After being dismissed from his high school team at the end of last year, he's surfaced at Dillon (S.C.) High and is playing a pair of sports.

"I'm working out right now, but I'm playing football at my high school," Page said. "I've been working out hard though. We are 9-1 and we are about to go to the playoffs as the number one seed. Hopefully we can win a state championship."

The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder plays free safety on the football field and will play combo minutes once he hits the basketball court with his new team. Page explained the issue at Latta.

"I had gotten kicked off the team because I had gotten suspended," he said. "There was a rule at our school that if you got suspended then you would get off your team whether it was track or football. It wasn't anything major."

The suspension also caused a few schools to re-evaluate their recruitment of Page.

"It's doing pretty well right now. The situation that went on at Latta last year caused a lot of people to step back a little bit, but more people are starting to come into the picture now."

His main pursuers are South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth, Clemson and Tennessee. He said at this time none of the schools have stepped up with scholarship offers. He did, however, take a recent visit.

"I took an unofficial visit down to South Carolina a couple weeks ago," Page said. "I plan on doing some more visits after football season is over with. I want to get a lot of that stuff done."

Although he plans on taking some visits, he doesn't plan making his decision soon and will sign in the second signing period. At this time the Volunteers stand at the top of his list.

"I really like Tennessee," Page said. "I like their style of play and their guards. Their guards play so free and they let you play a little bit. That's my style, get up and down the court and shoot the three."

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