Clairton athlete Josh Page has experienced a tremendous amount of success during his four years on the gridiron with the Clairton High School football team. The successes of his teams reached its climax this season with a 12-0 victory over rival Rochester Rams to claim the WPIAL trophy.
The winning continued on into the PIAA playoffs and concluded with a 36-30 victory over Riverside in the PIAA State Championship game. Page's senior campaign was highlighted by the WPIAL-leading nine interceptions he hauled in, with four coming in the regular season against Bishop Canevin. In that game, Page picked off three passes in one quarter, also a WPIAL record. While team goals were most important for Page this season to accomplish during his senior season, alongside some personal milestones, there were some personal goals he set for himself.
"I wanted to get to 1,000 yards on offense, and I did that with 43 catches on offense," Page said. "Also, I wanted to make sure I got revenge against Farrell this season because I struggled against them earlier in my career. Luckily I overcame that this season."
Currently, Page is lifting multiple times a week and running track to prepare for the Big 33 game in June. He was recently invited to participate in the event where he will play defensive back, traveling east for the press conference.
"It was a nice trip, I had a good time; nice experience," Page said. "I met some cool dudes from all over the WPIAL that I've seen and read about since I was in high school. I just want to get up there and challenge the wideouts and see what they're all about."
Page's recruitment hasn't included as much success as he had hoped for initially. Teammate Desimon Green has been trying help him change that.
"Desimon is helping me and trying to get me to the same school," Page said.
Does that mean Pitt is in the mix?
"No, I haven't had any contact with the new staff, unfortunately," Page said. "I've been really looking at schools like St. Francis, Youngstown State, schools like that. I want a good area, nice environment, great staff, solid education, and hopefully some early playing time."
Page hopes to come to a decision on where he will continue playing football sometime in late February. He then hopes to play well in the Big 33 game in June.