Tyvenski Page - Update

He can rest a little easier these days. Dallas safety Tyvenski Page says he is pleased the recruiting process is over for the most part so he can focus on his senior season. Page committed to Kansas State and Bill Snyder early and yet he still gets calls trying to get the talented safety to back off his pledge to the Wildcats.

Tyvenski Page says he still has other schools calling him.

He can rest a little easier these days. Dallas safety Tyvenski Page says he is pleased the recruiting process is over for the most part so he can focus on his senior season. Page committed to Kansas State and Bill Snyder early and yet says he still recieves calls from other schools trying to get the talented young safety to back off from his pledge to the Wildcats.

But despite his verbal commitment to Kansas State earlier this month, TCU continues to call, a lot. "I know I've made the right decision to go to K-State," said Page, who returned a kickoff 100 yards in his last game. "Other than TCU calling me still, it's been nice to know where I'm going next year. It takes the pressure off and lets me just play football.

"I know my mom is glad the phone has almost stopped ringing. At one point she just wasn't answering it anymore." Page, who'd prefer to play quickly and not redshirt, said TCU intends to recruit him to the end. "TCU keeps telling me they're going to recruit me hard anyways," he said. "They don't care that I committed already. I've told them I'm happy with my decision."

Ultimately, Page chose K-State's defense as his new home because of its tradition of aggressiveness and the NFL talent it produces year in and year out.

He also considered Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Tulsa, Maryland, and Arizona. "They send guys on to the next level all the time and that's where I want to be someday," he said. "They have good coaches there and prepare you well. I think I can fit in their defense just fine." Adamson High School head coach Carl Jackson said Page's decision also weighed heavily on talks Page had with current K-State players who are also from the Dallas area. "Those guys love it there and I think after hearing that, Ty felt more comfortable with the decision he made," Jackson said. "They were a big influence."

The 6-2 195 pound Page, who's set to visit K-State in December, described his play as a safety that plays like a linebacker, able to cover and stop the run. He compared himself to the St. Louis Rams' Aeneas Williams and the Philadelphia Eagles' Troy Vincent. "I'm not afraid to put hits on people who come my way," he said. "I love hitting people. But I consider myself to be versatile too. I have no problems covering either." Page also plays basketball, runs track, and plans on pitching this spring for his baseball team.

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