So Kenneth Page, who has roughly 40 scholarship offers, put his phone on vibrate for roughly two weeks. He barely answered his phone and definitely didn't read all the text messages. A few of those unread text messages probably came from Notre Dame assistant coach Bill Lewis.
"My voice mailbox got full," Page said.
With summer here, the self-set time has come for the A.C. Flora High standout to trim down his college options to a list of 10 favorites.
"Notre Dame will be in my top 10," Page stated.
Other schools with a good chance to make the final 10 and land the U.S. Army National Combine second team performer are North Carolina, North Carolina State, Penn State, West Virginia, Maryland, and of course the local programs, Clemson and South Carolina.
While it's good news for the Irish coaches that Page will have Notre Dame in his first top 10, the offensive guard was hoping to check out the campus for the first time this summer. But because of timing and transportation issues, Page won't be able to make it up.
"They will get an official," Page said of Notre Dame. He isn't sure yet if he will take his officials during his senior season or wait for it to be over. Page might not make a decision until January or February.
Lewis has been able to build somewhat of an early relationship with Page, and he has also been in great contact with his mother.
"He was just telling me how good of a business program they have," Page said. He can bench press 325 pounds and squat 450 pounds. "He has actually talked to my mom more. My mom is very high on Notre Dame. She said Notre Dame was an all around great school and that coach Lewis is a great man."
Page mostly plays tackle for A.C. Flora, and in their offense, that requires him to do a lot of pulling. This spring, Page played a lot of guard, the position he will play on the next level. It didn't take him long to get used to the position he said.
This summer, Page is going to check out North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke, Maryland, Penn State and West Virginia. While Notre Dame isn't on Page's unofficial visit schedule, head coach Charlie Weis and assistants Ron Powlus and Lewis made a trip to see Page during the spring.
"It was great, it felt like I was looking at a legend," Page said of Weis.