Still Looks Good for Page

The highly-recruited defensive back from San Leandro, California, Jarrad Page, returns from his last official visit -- a trip to Oregon. What's he say about UCLA now?

Jarrad Page, 6-0, 185, San Leandro (Calif.) High, returned from his trip to Oregon and said UCLA was still his leader.

"UCLA is my leader," Page said. "I have a lot of ties to UCLA. My brother went there so I'm really familiar with it. And I'm close with a lot of the players. Oregon is probably second now. It's a great school and it has a lot of good things going for it. I liked how it feels like one big family there. There were more players hanging around on this visit then on any other trip I've been on."

Page said that, after his trip to Oregon, the Ducks have overtaken Washington as second on his list behind UCLA. But perhaps the snag with him attending Oregon is the fact they don't have a baseball team. "I'm definitely going to be playing baseball in college," he said. "And they don't have baseball there. So that's not good. I'm pretty excited about baseball, too. I mean, I'm playing football for sure. But I've heard that I could go pretty high in the baseball draft. It'd be great if I could do what Ricky Manning and Matt Ware did, sign a baseball contract and play college football. But football is always my first sport. I'm planning on either playing both sports in college or playing college football and minor league baseball."

Page has completed his official visits, having visited, in order, Illinos, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Oregon. He said that he's happy to be done with his trips, and satisfied that he did what he intended at the beginning –to take all his trips before he decided. Over the next couple of Page will think about everything he learned on the trips and then decide. "I want to take this week and next to think about it and sort everything out. I'll probably decided by the end of the week next week," he said.


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