K-State loses another commitment

Safety Tyvenski Page, an early Wildcat verbal and Texas native, changed his mind Sunday and gave his verbal to Tulsa instead. It's the second de-commit in less than a week for this K-State recruiting class.

Kansas State's recruiting class took a hit today, its second in less than a week. Dallas safety Tyvenski Page, who committed to K-State early this fall, changed his mind Sunday and gave his verbal to Tulsa.

"I just visited Tulsa and really liked the coaching staff and players there," he said. "They made me really feel at home there. They're getting things turned around up there and I want to be a part of it."

At the time of Page's commitment, he hadn't yet taken his visit to K-State. But after visiting K-State in December, Page expressed interest in also visiting Tulsa, but K-State defensive coordinator Bob Elliott told Page that if he went through with anymore visits, he could lose his scholarship offer.

"Tulsa told me the whole time, even after I committed to K-State, that they'd hold my scholarship to the end," he said. "K-State wouldn't do that for me. Coach Elliott told me last week not to take anymore visits or I couldn't count on K-State's offer still being there."

Page, a very big defensive back at 6-foot-2 215 pounds, might have a future at linebacker as well, depending on his ability to cover the pass at the college level. But the most appealing aspect of Page is that he has the size and the speed, if his 4.40 40-yard time holds true.

This Texas Top 100 prospect who also visited TCU, said Tulsa might offer a better opportunity to play sooner than he could at K-State.

"At K-State they said I would probably redshirt as a freshman," he said. "Tulsa said it's all up to me. I could redshirt if I want to, but I can also compete for a starting spot."


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