Jarrad Ready To Take A Page From Big Brother?

<b>Jarrad Page</b> is a 6-0, 175-pound defensive back from San Leandro, California. Page and his teammates had the unenviable task of taking on De La Salle last Friday, and even though the score ended up 48-13 on the side of the Spartans, it was closer than the score indicates.

"It was 20-13 in the third quarter," Page told Dawgman.com. "I played good, but they didn't really ever throw my way. I just played regular defense." He also tallied 50 yards rushing against the consensus number one prep team in America.

Jarrad is headed to Champaign, Illinois this weekend to check out the Fighting Illini, then back to his home state where he'll visit UCLA on the 14th. Jarrad won't take any more visits until January 4th, when he heads up to Corvallis, followed by Washington on January 11th. Page's trip schedule ends in Eugene on January 18th. Page's in-home visits include Oregon State this week and Illinois last week.

And the competition? Jarrad is looking the closest at Illinois, UCLA, Arizona State and Washington. While he grew up watching the Bruins, Page claims to have no clear leader at this point. Here are his thoughts on his favorites.

Illinois - "They are a team I've liked for a while now and I want to check out the area. It takes about as long to fly there as it would take to drive to LA."

UCLA - "My brother John went there and lives there."

Arizona State - "I went down there during the Washington State game. I like the campus and the atmosphere. They are a young team and I think they are going to be good in a couple of years."

Washington - "I like the coaches and I have a cousin that went there. They have a good team and a tradition of winning. I have a friend Matt (Fountaine) who is going there and another (Trestin George) that is thinking about it."

One factor that will be important is baseball. Baseball has always been something Page has taken special pride in and he wants to play both in college. "Baseball is going to be important," he said. "I've been playing ball since I was four. I've only been playing football for four years. I want to play baseball, but I want to win at football."

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