Junior Jordan Page (Ewing, N.J./Pennington School) received something special on Valentine's Day: his first scholarship offer.
Temple made the offer, and although Page attended a camp at Temple last summer, he said the offer came as a surprise.
“It was kind of out of the blue,” he said. “I like Temple. I really like the coaching staff. I play basketball too, so they told me they like my size (6-foot-5, 295 pounds) and the fact that I'm athletic.”
Page plays both offensive tackle and defensive tackle for the Pennington School, a program that has produced several FBS players in recent years. He said Boston College, Buffalo, Central Florida, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Penn State, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin are among the other schools that have shown interest.
“Most of the schools say they want me to play offense,” Page said. “I wouldn't mind playing on either side of the ball.”
Penn State may be the next school to extend an offer to Page, who attended a junior day at Penn State last weekend.
“I loved it there,” he said. “I want to play in the NFL some day, and it seems like everything about their program is designed for you to get to the NFL.”
Page said he plans to attend a junior day at Central Florida, and would like to see North Carolina State and South Carolina this spring as well.
“Right now I'm trying to make it to as many junior days as I can,” he said.