UNC Battling for Page

After getting a taste of North Carolina during a summer visit, Kenneth Page enjoyed the whole Tar Heel experience Saturday when he unofficially visited UNC for the South Carolina game last weekend.

"The atmosphere was incredible," Page said. "It was a good game day environment to me."

Page, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound offensive lineman from Columbia (S.C.) Flora, has also attended games at Alabama (versus Georgia), Clemson (versus Florida State), Georgia Tech (versus Clemson), and South Carolina (versus Kentucky).

"The North Carolina game, it compares pretty well," Page said. "At some other schools the crowds are bigger, but it was a good turnout. It was a great atmosphere to be at on game day."

Following the game, Page spoke one-on-one with Butch Davis.

"He was just expressing the interest in me, and telling me how the team is looking now and how much better it'll be in the future," Page said.

Page then sat down with primary recruiter and UNC offensive line coach Sam Pittman.

"[He said] pretty much the same thing [as Davis]," Page said. "He showed me how much the offensive line is developing and how I would fit into their scheme.

"[A UNC official visit] came up in the conversation. He said they would love it if they were one of my top schools and got an official. He said if they were, they would go from there. If they weren't, they would go from there, too."

Page said his plan is to take official visits to his five final schools. Currently, his list of favorites stands at ten. While recently he has paid little attention to narrowing his favorites list, things have naturally begun to settle themselves out.

"Right now, I know the two in-state schools are going to make my top five and Notre Dame," Page said.

UNC is fighting for the final two spots with Alabama, Florida, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Stanford, and Tennessee.

"I'm looking more in-depth into those programs," Page said.

According to Page, UNC has a good shot at making the cut.

"They are looking pretty good," Page said. "I have a lot of interest in that school. A lot of things that are positives with that school are things I'm looking for."

Page has already scheduled an official visit to Notre Dame for this coming weekend (versus USC) and one to Clemson on January 11th. He hopes to schedule one more official visit during the season.

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