Page all set to visit

<b>Jarrad Page</b> is a 6-0, 185-pound defensive back from San Leandro, California, but when we spoke to Jarrad last night, he had hung up the spikes and traded them in for some basketball shoes.

"Yeah, we just got done playing Tennyson tonight," Page told "Me and Dennis Dixon weren't supposed to play much because we missed practice to go down to the CaliFlorida Bowl, but we were put in when we got down 20-3. We ended up losing by 7, but we came back strong."

Page and Dixon had a blast at the CaliFlorida game, with Page putting in a strong performance and Dixon acquitting himself well in the Air Seven quarterback challenge. Dixon is a junior and his showing solidified his place as one of the top QB's to look for on the West Coast next year. "He's looking to go where I go," Jarrad said of his friend. "I'm sure he wants to keep his options open, but that's what he's been telling me."

For Jarrad, he's busy trying to figure out the best college for him, and he's full into the recruiting process. "I'm going to Washington this weekend and I've already been to Illinois and UCLA. I just got back from Oregon State and my last trip will be to Oregon."

How was his Corvallis experience? "I kind of had an idea of how things would go," he said. "It was a new experience. It reminded me of Illinois a little. It's definitely a college town. Terrell Roberts was my host. The best part was just hanging out with the players at night and getting to know them."

While Page plans on taking all his visits, he seems to have already narrowed down his list to two schools. "I really like UCLA and Washington right now," he said. "My brother John went to UCLA and I've been down there a lot. It's a place I feel comfortable at. With Washington, it just seems like it would be a cool place to play. I really like the coaching staff and can't wait to meet Coach Neuheisel in person. He's a lot of fun to talk to on the phone and seems like a fun coach to play for."

Jarrad was getting the full purple and gold treatment at the CaliFlorida game, courtesy of Scott White and Albert Toeaina. "Scott was funny," Jarrad said. "He was saying, 'Go to U-Dub' the whole time. He's a cool guy. Albert too." Top Stories