Talks about FSU and LSU

Growing up as a kid, Sterlington (La.) wide receiver Ahmad Paige was a big Florida State fan. Last weekend the talented wide out took a trip to Tallahassee for FSU's Junior Day and on his visit he received the much anticipated scholarship offer he was looking for.

There was some grumblings that the 6-2, 165-pound speedster came close to committing to the Noles.

That made LSU fans a little nervous and many wonder just how close he came to pulling the trigger?

"That's what I told one guy right after I got back" said Paige, who claims offers from LSU FSU, Georgia, Texas and Arkansas. "All the great players they had like Deion Sanders were overwhelming but I guess I kind of got caught up in the moment."

"Once I got home and kind of thought about it then I realized that LSU is just as good of a program and it's a lot closer to home."

Paige said shortly after he returned from his trip he got a few text messages from LSU offensive line coach Stacey Searels wondering the same thing that those same Tiger fans had on their mind.

"He was asking me how serious I was about LSU and I told him I was very interested in LSU if not more interested than I am in FSU," Paige said. "I told him LSU and FSU are both great schools and the only real difference between the two is that eight hour drive. I told him that those two are my top two."

With LSU being a lot closer to home how big of an impact will that have on the Noles' chances?

"I really enjoyed myself and had a good time but that eight hours away will affect my decision," he said. "I look at schools like LSU and even Arkansas and think that they are a lot closer to home. Eight hours away is just kind of far but we will see."

Paige had initially planned on making it back down to Baton Rouge this weekend for the LSU Spring Scrimmage but he said he needs to take a break from traveling and he gave a good reason why.

"I work in the mall and my boss has been really good about me taking off on the weekend to go see some schools but I don't want to push him too much," he said. "This weekend I have to work."

By the Numbers: 1st team all-state/44 catches for 1,198 yards and 14 touchdowns/27.2 yards a catch/235-Bench/300-Squat/250-Clean

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