Standout S.C. Lineman Visits UNC

North Carolina inquired about Kenneth Page two weeks ago and shortly thereafter presented a scholarship offer to the standout lineman.

"First they communicated with my head coach, Coach [Robin] Bacon. [Bacon] told me that I needed to call them," said Page. "When I called them, me and [Sam Pittman] talked.

"And then the next day we were texting each other and I called them back and they said that they reviewed my film – and they liked me – they reviewed my transcript and they offered me. They wanted me to get up there so they could talk to me more."

The following weekend, Page, a 6-foot-4 285-pounder from Columbia (S.C.) Flora, attended the Tar Heels' Junior Day.

"We watched their practice, we walked around [the campus], we watched some film, [and] met the coaches," said Page.

The majority of Page's time was spent observing UNC's spring practice.

"You can tell players were a little tired and it was hot, but the players were still getting after it," said Page. "The coaches were really intense – I like that."

Before exiting Chapel Hill, Page sat down and spoke to Butch Davis -- a meeting he equates to "talking to a legend."

"He told me about his past coaching experience and how he turned Miami around, and how the state that North Carolina[‘s program] is at this moment is better than it was when he first got to Miami," said Page. "So he's very excited about the program and he guaranteed that they would turn it around soon."

Page is being recruited to UNC by Sam Pittman as an offensive lineman. Like most schools, the Tar Heels' haven't been able to specify whether Page should be a guard or tackle.

"I prefer to play tackle, because I've played it my whole life," said Page. "But in high school I played somewhat like a guard because I do some pulling and trapping. So I could play either one."

Outside of UNC, Page's only other unofficial visit this spring took place this past weekend when he dropped by Tennessee.

With next week off for spring break, Page will visit his brother in Tampa. During his stay, Page will unofficially visit Central Florida and Florida. There's also an outside chance he makes it up to Florida State.

On his way back from Florida, Page said he might attend Georgia Tech's spring game, which takes place this Saturday.

Page's scholarship offer count has reached the 25-30 range and is highlighted by the likes of Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, and South Carolina

At this moment, Page isn't claiming any favorites and doesn't plan on narrowing down his options until after his senior football season.

"I'm looking for good academics, coaching stability, location, and potential to win," said Page.

Page started both ways for Flora last season and figures to do the same this fall. For his play on the offensive line, Page was named to both the All-State and All-Region teams.

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