After a review of game and highlight film, Pennington School (NJ) offensive lineman Jordan Page received a respectable three-star, 82 rating from 247Sports. Recently, he attended the Jersey National Underclassmen Combine Showcase and that ranking may have to be amended.
Page's hard work resulted in an excellent showing at the Jersey NUC 5-star Showcase.
“He has an excellent frame for an offensive lineman, wide base and long arms, and has good body quickness,” said JC Shurburtt, 247Sports’ National Recruiting Analyst, who was on hand for the event. “It would not surprise me at all to see [him] get 8-10 offers before all is said and done.”
When EerSports caught up with Page on Tuesday evening, he was pleased to hear the rave reviews.
“I’ve been putting a lot of work in and it feels good that people are impressed,” said the 6-foot-5, 285 pounder. “I feel like I dropped all my bad weight – my baby fat – and now I want to get quicker and stronger. I’ve been working on getting a better punch, better feet, more agility and more power. I need all that to fight off the pass rushers and change their direction.”
Fortunately for the talented prospect, recruiting analysts aren’t the only ones taking notice of his hard work and high potential.
“I actually just got off the phone with N.C. State and Coach [Jerry] Petercuskie told me how he was reading the article saying I should have more offers and he said he agreed,” said Page. “They said if I came down to visit, they would probably offer.”
Although he said he had no favorites, he talked a bit about a few other schools who have been talking to him a lot recently.
“Pittsburgh said they saw the article, too, and they are considering an offer. That’s a good school, I really like them.”
“I was planning to go to Rutgers soon, especially since it’s such a short drive, but it keeps getting pushed back. But I am trying to get up there and interact with the new staff.”
Page while at WVU for a game last season.
“I talked to Coach [Bill] Bedenbaugh up at West Virginia and he said he was going to check out the article. He said they’re still very interested and are trying to get me to come up to camp sometime this summer.”
“Miami wants me to come down and Virginia Tech does as well. Michigan has been sending me hand-written letters, too.”
All of these schools who are showing increased interest may have to wait a little while to have Page visit their campus, however.
“I think [the Rutgers trip] is about it until school is over because I’ve already had my spring break, so when I do make it to these schools it probably won’t be for a spring practice or anything real soon.”