Ahmad Paige of Sterlington,La. has been named a 2007 U.S. Army All-American. He is the second athlete from the state of Louisiana to be selected to the WEST Squad. Ahmad Paige and Luther Davis (West Monroe) will join a group of extraordinary student-athletes selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
This classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 12:00 Noon (CST) and will feature the nation’s top 80 high school football athletes.
Ahmad Paige is a standout wide receiver at Sterlington High School and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and then ultimately selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee. The committee consists of Scout.com, Tom Lemming, and SportsLink. Paige is a five-star prospect, rated as the number four wide receiver in the country, and is a member of the Scout.com National 100 team.
"Paige is a playmaker with exceptional speed, speed and concentration skills," said Jeremy Patterson, Southwest recruiting analyst for Scout.com "He is a strong competitor over-the-middle and can turn short plays into long gains due to his eye-popping acceleration."
"Ahmad Paige might be the most explosive wide receiver in the entire nation," said Garrett Shea, Director of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. "With his tremendous athleticism, he is able to out-jump and outrun any defender. In addition, he runs routes well and shows great ability to get open. With a decent quarterback, he should be able to get great production, and excel at the next level. Ahmad Paige is a great all-around athlete and the Bowl is proud to have him join the U.S. Army All-American class of 2007."
Paige made a commitment to Florida State in September but has vists scheduled to Tennessee, USC, Florida, and Georgia.
But since his decision back in the summer things have changed. Things have changed for Paige and things have certainly changed for FSU.
"It's a down year at Florida State. Jeff Bowden stepped down. That obviously worries me because he is their Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receiver Coach. There will be more changes."
As stated, Paige is ranked as the Number 4 WR in country. Although he has committed to FSU, his commit is considered soft. LSU is also in the mix.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
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