Page Down To Six

Slowly but surely, Kenneth Page is getting closer to making his college decision. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound four-star offensive lineman from Columbia, S.C., is now only looking at six schools. The favorites in "no particular order," are Notre Dame, South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Kenneth Page wants to take all his official visits before deciding, so a commitment may not come until national signing day in early February.

With South Carolina being a stone's throw away, and Clemson not much farther, Page has been on those campuses several times. He will officially visit Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks this weekend when they host Clemson. He will officially visit Clemson the weekend of January 11th.

Page made his first and only visit to South Bend for the USC game, where he was "blown away." However, after that he visited Tennessee, and rated the trip to Knoxville even higher.

"I loved Tennessee," Page stated. "It was great up there. I got that at home feeling when I was up there. I'd say it was little better than Notre Dame. Just the feeling. Knoxville reminded me a lot of the Columbia area.

"Not to say I think less of Notre Dame, I have all my schools in the same order. I have high interest in all six of my favorites. Notre Dame is a great school, but the atmosphere in Knoxville gave me that at home feeling."

Page still has to decide if he's going to visit Georgia Tech or North Carolina officially.

Page talks with Notre Dame assistant coach Bill Lewis once a week, and will factor in every tiny detail before making his college decision.

"We just talk, see how everything is going," Page said.

Over Notre Dame's bye week, Page looked up in the stands of his game and saw Notre Dame offensive line coach John Latina.

"I saw him up there," Page said. "I give it all I got in every game, but when coaches are there, I know I have to step it up even more."

Page stepped it up all season, putting together a better season than when he was all-state tackle as a junior. Unfortunately, A.C. Flora lost in the first round of the state playoffs.

"I think I played real well my senior season," Page said. "A lot better than my junior year. I had more pancakes than last year. My grade outs improved significantly. I graded out at 90 percent for the season. I graded out at 80 percent last season."

Notre Dame is recruiting Page as a guard. Nebraska offensive lineman Trevor Robinson is currently the only other lineman the Irish are recruiting.

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