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September 23, 2011

Jersey junior has BC ties

Junior offensive lineman Jordan Page of Pennington (N.J.) Prep has had an interesting last year. After playing his original junior season at a local charter school, because his actual high school did not have a football program, Page decided to transfer to Pennington Prep and reclassify as a Class of 2013 prospect. Along the way, he has already gathered a good amount of recruiting knowledge, including a visit to BC earlier this year for a junior day.

"I'm loving being on a real team for once," said Page. "My coach has been coaching for around 30 years and he said I'll be good and polished for school."

Restarting his recruiting process has also helped Page.

"I definitely talk the most with West Virginia right now," said Page. "I mean we talk two or three times a week. Then I hear from Boston College, UConn, South Carolina, Rutgers, Maryland and Fordham. I'm looking more at the Big Ten or ACC now though."

Page will hit the road for a few games next month.

"October 8th I'm going down to West Virginia to see them play UConn," said Page. "I'll definitely be in BC and Maryland soon too. I don't know if I'll play basketball this year, because I want to visit schools and lift."

Recently reclassified as a junior, Page already attended a junior day at BC earlier this year before he decided to make the transition.

"First and foremost I'm impressed by the academic prestige at Boston College, then the history of the football there is awesome," said. Page. "My cousin, Rich Gunnell played there and I loved my visit there. The coaches were professionals and genuine guys. A friend of mine, Jim Cashman also committed there, so they're headed in the right direction. They had some tough losses, but they will bounce back."

Recruiting Page for BC has been Coach Mike Dawson.

"Last year during basketball I had a 6 a.m. practice and he came all the way down and watched for awhile," said Page. "We had a great vibe, and him and my dad hit it off."

Finally, Page discussed his play on the field this fall.

"I'm starting right tackle, but I switch back and forth to left throughout the game," said Page, who is 6-foot-5 and 303-pounds. "I also play strongside defensive tackle and nose on defense. I improved with staying low and wanting to bury guys into the ground, rather than make a downfield block. I got stronger and improved my football IQ, and I use my long reach."


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