It's been nearly 15 years since LSU
"Right now, it's basically going to
be either LSU or
Both, the Tigers and Noles, covet Paige's ability to take it the distance and make the big play anytime he gets his hands on the ball.
He did just that plenty last season as he averaged over 26 yards per catch on 45 receptions for 1,208 yards and 17 touchdowns.
It has essentially been a two-team race for Paige's commitment for some time now and both LSU and FSU will have had a chance to host the blue-chip on an unofficial visit before he announces his decision on Aug. 19.
Just last week, Paige spent a few
"It was a good trip," Paige said. "I tweaked my knee a little so I really didn't get to do a lot at camp but the coaches said not to worry about it because I didn't have anything to prove."
Paige said he was disappointed that he did not get to work on his game but it did give him a chance to work on something else.
"I got to meet coach (Bobby) Bowden and to spend some time with him one-on-one for the first time," explained Paige. "He was asking me how hard it would be to get me away from LSU and stuff. He said that when I do commit just to make sure that I am 100 percent sure whether it's to LSU or to them."
LSU will get the last crack to
impress Paige before decision time as he will head down to
On Monday, LSU wide receivers coach Todd Monken spoke to Paige about the visit.
"Basically, he said he just wants to get me down so I can see how he coaches and to get closer with the players and coaches," Paige said.
LSU offensive line coach Stacey Searels is the one primarily responsible for recruiting Paige but lately he has been getting a good bit of help from Monken.
"They have been pushing pretty hard lately because I guess they know it's getting down to crunch time," said Paige. "They've been showing me a lot of love lately."
With a decision expected to come exactly one month from now, Paige insisted that he has not made up his mind yet.
He did tell us what he likes the most with both schools.
"With LSU, it's more like home," Paige said. "I know everyone on the staff and a lot of guys on the team. You grow up rooting for the home team and that's LSU. I know they are going to compete for a national championship and that is my goal.
"When I was at FSU, they made me feel like I was at LSU because of the way they treated me. I feel like I fit in perfectly over there."
Whether it is the Tigers or Noles remains to be seen but stay tuned to Tiger Rag as we will have exclusive coverage of Paige's decision.