September 22, 2006
Page still a target for others
2008 point guard prospect Keiton Page ended the recruiting drama before it ever began when his dream school offered him a scholarship last May.
Even though he'd already had several other offers and knew that others schools might want him after a busy summer, the 5'10 junior from Pawnee (OK) got word that Oklahoma State wanted him and he didn't take long to answer yes.
"Keiton has wanted to play for OSU since he was in the 7th grade and Brady (older brother who played at Oklahoma Christian) started going to their games," said Page's father and high school coach David Page. "Bill Self at Kansas even called his AAU coach a week before OSU offered to see if he could watch Keiton work out."
Over the summer Page played so well that his summer coach (former University of Tulsa star) Rod Thompson began fielding calls from coaches like Billy Donovan at Florida, Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, Tom Izzo at Michigan State and Mike Anderson at Missouri who were interested to see just how committed Keiton was to the Cowboys.
"Rod heard from a lot of college coaches and recruiting scouts who didn't even know he'd already committed to OSU," said the elder Page, "but Keiton is solid in his decision."
Apparently Oklahoma State's Sean Sutton is well aware of other top coaches interest in Page and not taking anything for granted. "He was in the gym again today (Thursday) to watch Keiton workout," said Page.
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