Is Page Still Committed to Toledo?

Eric Page made a commitment to the University of Toledo back on October 14th, two days after Toledo's 13-10 victory over Michigan. With head coach Tom Amstutz announcing his resignation effective the end of this season, is Eric still committed to Toledo? Is he staying in contact with the UT coaching staff? Read on to find out where Eric Page and Toledo stand.

Eric Page is a 5-10, 170 pound athlete from Springfield High School in Holland, OH. He led Springfield to a 6-4 record as a one-man show. He rushed for 2,300 yards and 34 touchdowns on the ground and passed for another 1,100 yards and threw 11 touchdown passes as a senior in 2008.

Page made a commitment to the University of Toledo back on October 14th, two days after Toledo's 13-10 victory over Michigan. With head coach Tom Amstutz announcing his resignation effective the end of this season, is Eric still committed to Toledo?

"I am still committed to Toledo," Eric Page told Rocket Digest in a phone interview last night. "I'm waiting to see who the new coach is gonna be. I'm hoping to get a good vibe with him. I will see how I fit in with the new coach.

Eric has not talked to Coach Amstutz since he announced that he is resigning at the end of the season, but he does talk to the coach recruting him, Andy Boyd, on a frequent basis.

"He (Andy Boyd) is a good guy and I like him a lot."

"I'm taking my official visit (to Toledo) for the BG game," said Page. Eric has been to campus quite a bit before though, as a local kid that lives in Holland.

Eric mentioned that he also took an official visit to Eastern Michigan since Coach Amstutz announced his resignation.

"My parents wanted me to keep my options open with the coaching situation at Toledo; just in case," Eric told Rocket Digest when talking about the visit to Eastern Michigan a couple of weeks ago. He added, "It wasn't my decision to go."

When asked how the visit went, Eric replied, "It was alright."

Page has several offers from MAC schools, and one from a Big 12 school. When asked what offers other than Toledo he has, Page said, "Miami of Ohio, Ohio, Eastern Michigan, Akron, Nebraska.......that's all that I can remember."

Eric said that the Nebraska offer came in during the season. "They told me that I had an offer and if I was serious about going there they would put the paperwork together." Eric told Rocket Digest he wasn't really interested though and has not talked to Nebraska since then.

Eric played quarterback in high school, but is being recruited to Toledo as an athlete. "I want to play slot receiver and return kicks in college," Eric said. "I have quickness, mobility, elusiveness, and vision." Eric has been timed at 4.49 in the forty yard dash.

For Eric Page and Toledo it is all going to come down to who the next football coach of the Rockets is and whether or not Eric will fit into the coach's plans. He is definitely still committed to Toledo and he hopes that he meshes with the new coach and fits into his system. He does have options open if needed, but Toledo is where he really wants to be.

Stay tuned to Rocket Digest over the coming weeks as we get closer to the announcement of a new football coach and as the 2009 football signing day approaches.



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