A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, SC is home to one of the nation’s top two-way linemen, Kenneth Page. The 6-4, 285-lb Page started both ways for the Falcons as a defensive end and a right tackle. He could play either of those positions in college, and is also capable of kicking down to defensive tackle or guard.
Regardless of the position he plays, it is clear he has the attention of college recruiters, as evidenced by the 25 scholarship offers he already has. Home-state teams South Carolina and Clemson were among the first programs to jump into the fray, followed soon by the likes of Florida, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Tennessee and Colorado. More recently, a number of Big Ten schools have started to join the party. Penn State, Michigan State, and Illinois were the first schools from the Midwest power conference to extend scholarship offers. That number recently climbed to four when Michigan decided to do so as well. The Wolverines, like most of the schools recruiting Page, have indicated that they want Page on the offensive side of the ball.
”They said they looked at my film and my transcript and they offered me a full ride," Page said regarding the Wolverines.
With so many teams up north now recruiting him more vigorously, Page indicated the desire to trip to some of the schools in the region during the summer.
”I haven’t planned it all out yet,” he said of a possible midwest visit. “It would be nice to see all the schools in one trip.”
With so many offers from so many schools with powerful programs eith great traditions, Page has found it difficult to name a top five, let alone a leader.
”It’ll be easy to do once I visit,” he said, “I’ll try to visit as many as I can. They all look good on paper, but it’s different when you actually go there and meet them.”
Page does not have any summer camp plans just yet and with so much to sort through, he also is not sure of when he wants to make a decision.
”I can’t necessarily put a time on it," said Page. "I’ll do it when I feel that I’ve made the one that’s best for me.”
With so much time left and a lot to be evaluated, there is no doubt Page's recruitment will be one of the hottest in the nation. When he does finally announce his decision, there is one factor that will not have little bearing for this southern boy.
”Location is not a big problem for me,” he said.